children\ should\ be\ seen\ and\ not\ heard

proverb
A command issued by adults to children ordering them to be quiet and not to interrupt.

Your children should not argue so loudly. Haven't you taught them that children should be seen and not heard?


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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