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read my lips

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read my lips


Iam thinking but not uttering something obscene, insulting, or otherwise not for the public ear: Psst. Hey, parents! Read my lips

verb phrase

You seem to be too stupid to understand what I'm saying, so look at me very attentively and try (1980s+)

watch my lips


  1. Listen very carefully to me: Hey, watch my lips. You. Me. Her. That's it (1970s+ Army)
  2. o you read lips?

[second sense is a euphemism for a silently spoken obscenity or insult]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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