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English definition of “mind your p's and q's”

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 .Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of mind your p's and q's from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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