What does it mean to zip your lip?
Definition of zip one's lip
US, informal. : to stop talking immediately Tell your sister to zip her lip!
Definition of zip it
US, informal. : to stop talking immediately She angrily told him to zip it.
If someone talks in a slightly irritated, very direct way, using sharp, short sounds, their speech is clipped.
Origin: earlier this American idiom was used in 1868 as “button your lips” because during that period of time buttons were used to close things. After Zippers started being used this idiom was modified to “zip your lip” by the people.
slang Stop talking; shut up.
1 : to close or connect (something) with a zipper He zipped up his jacket. 2 : to use a zipper to fasten someone's clothing Will you zip me up, please?
a rude and angry way of telling someone to stop talking: Just zip it - I'm tired of listening to you complain.
One zip equals approximately 28 grams, four quarters, or eight eighths. Or, to put it bluntly, one ounce.
Zip it is an imperative or a demand that someone stop talking. One may be told to zip it if one is about to divulge a secret or give more information than others want to hear, or one may be told to zip it simply because he is talking incessantly. Zip it is a rude term and is not used in polite or business English.
to say or do something that you should not have, esp. something that embarrasses someone else: I really put my foot in my mouth – I asked her if Jane was her mother, but she said Jane is her sister.
Which is an example of an idiom?
Idioms exist in every language. They are words or phrases that aren't meant to be taken literally. For example, if you say someone has “cold feet,” it doesn't mean their toes are actually cold. Rather, it means they're nervous about something.
Insider's takeaway. Pimples around your lip are a form of regular acne and are not uncommon; however, they may hurt more because the skin in that region is thinner and more sensitive than the skin on other parts of your body.