to mind one's p's and q's
/mˈaɪnd wˈʌnz pˈiːs ænd kjˈuːz/
to do one's best to be as proper and polite as one is capable of
to mind / watch one's language / tongue
/mˈaɪnd wˈɑːtʃ wˈʌnz lˈæŋɡwɪdʒ tˈʌŋ/
to speak in a manner that is not inappropriate, vulgar, or offensive
to mind / watch one's manners
/mˈaɪnd wˈɑːtʃ wˈʌnz mˈænɚz/
to make sure to behave appropriately and politely
on one's best behavior
/ˌɑːn wˈʌnz bˈɛst bɪhˈeɪvjɚ/
as polite and well-mannered as one can be
politically correct
/pəlˈɪɾɪkli kɚɹˈɛkt/
(of people, their words, or behavior) not offensive to people of different races, ethnicities, genders, etc.
Queensberry rules
/kwˈiːnsbɛɹi ɹˈuːlz/
behavior that is acceptable and considered to be appropriate within a certain setting
to put one's best foot forward
/pˌʊt wˈʌnz bˈɛst fˈʊt fˈoːɹwɚd/
to try to behave in the best way possible so as to make a good impression or gain approval
to stand on ceremony
/stˈænd ˌɑːn sˈɛɹɪməni/
to behave in an overly polite and formal manner
watch one's mouth
/wˈɑːtʃ wˈʌnz mˈaʊθ/
used to tell a person that they should talk in a way that is not rude, vulgar, or offensive
to pardon / excuse one's French / language
/pˈɑːɹdən ɛkskjˈuːs wˈʌnz fɹˈɛntʃ lˈæŋɡwɪdʒ/
to forgive one's use of vulgar or offensive words
as a matter of form
/æz ɐ mˈæɾɚɹ ʌv fˈɔːɹm/
said of something that is done only for the sake of formality or just to keep up appearances
to show sb the door
/ʃˈoʊ ˌɛsbˈiː ðə dˈoːɹ/
to accompany a guest, visitor, etc. to the exit of a room or building
to keep a civil tongue
/kˈiːp ɐ sˈɪvəl tˈʌŋ/
to speak in a manner marked by politeness and dignity
to mince one's words
/mɪns wʌnz wɜːdz/
to choose words carefully so as to avoid offense or give an impression different from the truth
to pull one's punches
/pˈʊl wˈʌnz pˈʌntʃᵻz/
to deliberately hold back or lessen the force or impact of one's actions, often to avoid causing harm or offense
to make up for sth
/mˌeɪk ˌʌp fɔːɹ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to do something in order to replace something lost or fix something damaged
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