1. Button up
2. Zip up
3. Cork it
4. Put a sock in it
5. Simmer down
7. Wind your neck in
Hello. Good day to all.
I read all these expressions and their explanations. But it is again interesting that native English speakers often use them or not? If you often use them, in what cases do you use them? Share your experience, please. Thank you.
Most of those expressions are either not used or not exactly correct. Also, because they're colloquial, they're not really so polite! I'd sooner say these:
1. Button your lip.
2. Zip it.
3. Put a cork in it. (Same as "sock")
5. "Simmer down" means calm down.
6. "Pipe down" means "stop making so much noise" or "stop complaining".
7. Pull your head in. (Very common in Australia... but this really means "stop acting so arrogantly".)