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The meaning of "put a sock in it"

" Put a sock in it "
Meaning:
An instruction to a noisy person or a group to be quiet.
Example:
Hey, you kids, put a sock in it - I can't hear myself think in here.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, early 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but considered rather old-fashioned.
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