mind one's p's and q's

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To be very careful to behave correctly

When we go to visit, do remember to mind your p's and q's, children — we don't want another incident like last time.

(deyim) Mind one's manners, or, generally, to be careful of one's behaviour. It is sometimes written mind one's P's and Q's (though some feel that apostrophes are unnecessary in the plurals of capital letters), or mind one's p's and q's
mind one's own affairs, pay more attention to one's own business
mind one's p's and q's

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    maynd wʌnz piz ınd kyuz


    /ˈmīnd ˈwənz ˈpēz ənd ˈkyo͞oz/ /ˈmaɪnd ˈwʌnz ˈpiːz ənd ˈkjuːz/


    () Disputed. See the . One examples is that when behaving poorly in a pub due to drinking too much beer, the bartender may use the phrase meaning "Be mindful of how many Pints and Quarts you are drinking because it is starting to show in your behavior." Another example is from typesetting where letters are arranged in mirror orientation and lowercase p's and q's can be easily confused.

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