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English definition of “children should be seen and not heard”

children should be seen and not heard

saying
said to emphasize that you think children should behave well and be quiet Behaving well
(Definition of children should be seen and not heard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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