Idiom in Z | Zip it

 

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Hello dear students and welcome back!

Today is the last day of our Alphabet idiom series. Make sure you check the previous idiom Idiom in Y – Yellow Press (and the 25 other posts).

So today we cover just a few idioms that start with the letter Z. There aren’t many in English but they are quite cool and useful. Are you ready for a new vocabulary lesson? Let’s go!

What it means:

It means to be quiet, silent. It is colloquial and could be rude in certain situations.

When to use it:

As I mentioned before, this expression is colloquial so I would not recommend using it with someone of authority. You could perhaps use it with a good friend or a family member.

It is often used as an order and the longer version is “Zip your lip”.

Example: Martha is complaining about eating spinach for dinner? Well tell her to zip and  eat whatever I’ve made, otherwise she can make dinner for the family herself.

 Other interesting idioms:

zenith of your career/life – the highest point of a person’s career or life.

zoom away | zoom off – to be in a hurry, to drive away fast, to be leaving a place in a rush.

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3 thoughts on “Idiom in Z | Zip it

  1. shreif ahmed says:

    Thx a lot My Dear wonderful Marine for this great effort. My examples are: Teacher, I want to go to t……..
    Hey, zip it Micheal. You intrrupted me like 10 times now. You may not go to bathroom anymore.
    Cristiano Ronaldo’s year is the zenith of his career. He won the champions league for the second time on a raw. Adding the European title to his career, making him the most successful player of all times.
    Come on Harry, would you just zoom away for gods sake, we are already late to the convention and you are singing 🎶 in the tube.

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  2. shreif ahmed says:

    Thx a lot My Dear wonderful Marine for this great effort. My examples are: Teacher, I want to go to t……..
    Hey, zip it Micheal. You intrrupted me like 10 times now. You may not go to bathroom anymore.
    Cristiano Ronaldo’s year is the zenith of his career. He won the champions league for the second time on a raw. Adding the European title to his career, making him the most successful player of all times.
    Come on Harry, would you just zoom away for gods sake, we are already late to the convention and you are singing 🎶 in the tube.
    I’d love to learn some slangs and proverbs, if you please my dear teacher.

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