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shut one's trap

Slang definitions & phrases for shut one's trap

shut down

verb phrase

To defeat; outdo; beat: Gore shut down Perot in the debate/ We're gonna shut 'em down (1950s+)


shut out

verb phrase

To hold an opponent scoreless; blank, schneider, skunk: The last time Princeton was shut out, Penn did it (1881+ Sports)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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