Put a cork in it

Put a cork in it
be quiet; cease to talk

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • put a cork in it — chiefly US informal used as a rude way to tell someone to stop talking and especially to stop complaining Why don t you put a cork in it! [=shut up] I am sick of your whining! • • • Main Entry: ↑cork …   Useful english dictionary

  • put a cork in it! — This is a way of telling someone to be quiet …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • put a cork in it — vp To stop talking. You talk too much; put a cork in it. 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • put a cork in it — Australian Slang be quiet; cease to talk …   English dialects glossary

  • Put a cork in it! — Go to Stuff a sock in it! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cork — c.1300, from Sp. alcorque cork sole, probably via Arabic and ultimately from L. quercus oak (see FIR (Cf. fir)) or perhaps cortex (gen. corticis) bark. The verb is recorded from 1570s, originally to put a cork sole on a shoe; meaning to stop with …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cork (material) — Untreated cork panel …   Wikipedia

  • cork — I. /kɔk / (say kawk) noun 1. the outer bark of the cork oak, used for making stoppers of bottles, floats, etc. 2. something made of cork. 3. a piece of cork, or other material (as rubber), used as a stopper for a bottle, etc. 4. a small float to… …  

  • Cork–Tipperary hurling rivalry — Cork–Tipperary First contested 1888 Number of meetings 81 Most recent meeting 30 May 2010 Next meeting TBC All time series  (SHC only) Cork 37–7–36 Tipperary Largest victory Cork 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Cork senior hurling team season 2009 — Cork Senior Hurling Season 2009 2009 Hurling Season Managers Gerald McCarthy John Considine All Ireland SHC Munster SHC National League Top scorer Highest SHC attendance …   Wikipedia

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