Image Source 1. Put a sock in it impolitely telling someone to stop talking or making a noise - Couldn’t you put a sock in it? I’d love to do some work, but I can’t in this noise. - Put a sock in it, there are people who are trying to sleep around here. 2. Cork it / put a cork in it telling someone to be quiet - It’s too late and we’re fed up with your stories – cork it and go to sleep. - Don’t you want to work instead of talking all the time? Cork it and take your tools. 3. Button it telling someone rudely to be quiet - Button it, can’t you? I’m trying to concentrate. - If you don’t button it, I’ll get up and go away. 4. Shut up / shut your pie hole a rude way to tell someone to be quiet (pie hole = mouth /slang/) - Shut your pie hole or I’ll shut it for you! - Shut your pie hole and mind what you’re doing! 5. Zip (up) your lip(s) / zip it up an informal way to tell someone to be quiet - Zip your lips, boys, and listen to me. - We told her to be quiet, but she just couldn’t zip it up. 6. Wind your neck in a rude way to tell someone to be quiet and/or calm down - Cool down, buddy, wind your neck in, you’ve made enough troubles already. - Wind your neck in and sit quiet, we’ve taken the wrong road due to your talking nonsense. 7. Simmer down calm down after anger or excitement; an informal way to tell someone to cool down - Please don’t shout, simmer down, there’s no point in rejoicing yet. - Simmer down, guys, we’d better work first and make a party later. 8. Pipe down an informal way to tell someone to stop talking and/or to make less noise - The teacher shouted at the kids to pipe down but all in vain, none of them stopped talking. - Will you tell your mates to pipe down? I can’t work in this noise.