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belt up

verb (adverb)
(slang) to become or cause to become silent; stop talking: often used in the imperative
to fasten with or by a belt, esp a seat belt
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belt up

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To hold one's peace; be quiet; shut up: Maybe he can get Pauline Kael to belt up once in a while (chiefly British 1930s+ air force)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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