Meaning of “mind your p's and q's” in the English Dictionary

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"mind your p's and q's" in British English

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mind your p's and q's

old-fashioned

to make an effort to be especially polite in a particular situation:

I have to mind my p's and q's when I'm with my grandmother.

(Definition of “mind your p's and q's” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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