Loose lips sink ships

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Loose lips sink ships

Loose lips sink ships

Saturday, April 14, 2012
  • Lim Guan Eng
Some people should just keep quiet. (Photo by Hussein Shaharuddin/The Mole)

The idiom definition for the phrase says to have loose lips means to have a big mouth, susceptible to talking about everything and everyone.

 

Sinking ships refers to anything from small acquaintances to long and hearty relationships (with friends or a significant other). So when one says loose lips sink ships, one is basically saying if you can’t shut up, you are going to end up hurting people, usually psychologically or emotionally.

 

And that was exactly what happened when Guan Eng threatened to stop allocations for schools which subscribe to Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian.

 

This is a serious remark, coming from the head of the state, and it is no joke or laughing matter to utter those words and then claim either you have been misquoted or that it was made in jest.

 

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