Don't lip your mitt.

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  1. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Heard this phrase in a Jerry Lewis movie, The Patsy. From the context, I'm pretty sure I understand what the phrase means.

    Do you?
     
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    Well, Google didn’t know. I’ll take a stab at it and say that it means “keep your mouth shut”.
     
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    Google result from search "How to Lip a Bass":

    The safest way to hold a bass is to hold it vertically, so that its tail is directly underneath its mouth. This means that there is no pressure on the bass's jaw from the weight of its body. To hold it vertically, you would place your thumb inside the mouth of the bass to grip its bottom lip, or dentary.

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    Maybe the saying comes from experience in extreme cold climates?
     
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    Yeah, like...
    “Don’t put your tongue on that swing set.”
     
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    It means don't talk back to your hand, whatever that means.
     
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    My interpretation was "don't show your hand" yet. The speaker and his colleagues try to mold Lewis into a star, but they want to make sure he is ready first.
     
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    Is it when a pitcher covers his mouth to talk discretely to the catcher?
     
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    isn't it flip your mitt? like turn over your hand...

    or is it lip you mitt?

    I know what happens if one flicks a....

    jerry lewis you say.
     
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    "Dont suck yer thumb"
     
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