Unfortunately, the married couple next door may be headed for divorce. I often hear them arguing loudly about their various problems. Perhaps I should knock at their door and tell them to pipe down, but I don’t want to be rude. I would also prefer to avoid getting into an argument with them! Have you ever had to tell a neighbor to be quiet?
Dara shares some more sentences using this idiom. Check out the video below!
- Hey! That seagull has got my pipe!
- AWK! AWK!
- Hey, put the pipe down!
- AWK! AWK!
- Pipe down!
- Awk awk!
- No! “Put the pipe down,” not “Pipe down!”
What?! Don’t worry! This idiom just means, “Be quiet!” “Stop talking!” or “Be less noisy!”
Let’s see how we can use this phrase naturally:
- Kids, pipe down! Daddy’s on the phone!
- OK, class! Pipe down! Let’s get started. Please take out your homework, and open it on your desks for inspection.
- Hey! You on the roof! Yeah, you! Pipe down, will you? It’s three in the morning! Some of us are trying to sleep, you know!
So, there we are... So, the next time somebody’s making a lot of noise, remember you can say…!
Now, it’s time to practice what you’ve learned in our lesson today! Try to answer some of the questions below and remember to include today’s idiom.
- When you were a child, did your parents or teachers ever have to tell you to stop making noise? Describe the situation.
- As a student, did you attend any really loud parties? What happened?
- Have you ever complained to the landlord or police department about your noisy neighbors?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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