Put-a-sock-in-it meaning

(idiomatic) To stop talking; to be quiet; to shut one's mouth.

He went on and on until I finally told him to put a sock in it.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of put-a-sock-in-it - stuff a sock in it, stick a sock in it

Origin of put-a-sock-in-it

  • Possibly from a crude means of muffling a gramophone's speaker.

    From Wiktionary