shtoom


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Related to shtoom: keep shtoom

shtoom

,

shtum

or

shtumm

adj
slang silent; dumb (esp in the phrase keep shtoom)
[from Yiddish, from German stumm silent]
Translations

shtoom

[ʃtʊm] ADJ to keep shtoom (about sth)no decir ni mu (de algo) , no decir esta boca es mía (sobre algo)

shtoom

adj (inf: = quiet) to keep shtoom about somethingüber etw (acc)die Klappe halten (inf)
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Voters aren't happy being told to keep shtoom and play the game, they want to vote for things they believe in and they don't want to feel ashamed of those beliefs.
However, the most powerful reason of all for keeping shtoom is that I have absolutely no idea how this crisis can be resolved.
Now, Luke doesn't appear to have got the message that says his job is to lay us all a couple of points over the odds and keep shtoom, so he's wading into Nevvo.
I was asked the questions so many times I realised I should have kept shtoom and not mentioned I was going away at all.
Edwardian elitists to a man and woman drew their gipsy caravans round in a tight defensive kraal and stayed shtoom.
CLYDE teenager Mark Gilhaney is doing a Wayne Rooney - he's staying shtoom.
The Home Secretary Mr Jack Straw could have offered his sympathy for the fate of Mr Martin and openly deplored the scant justice for those who invaded his property, but he kept shtoom.