put up or shut up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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put up or shut up

informal If you say someone should put up or ​shut up, you ​mean that they should either take ​action in ​order to do what they have been ​talking about, or ​stoptalking about it: You ​keep saying you're going to ​ask her out. Well, put up or ​shut up.
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