rinse someone's mouth out (with soap)


rinse someone's mouth out (with soap)
rinse someone's mouth out(with soap) & washsomeone's mouth out(with soap)
Fig. to punish one by washing one's mouth out with soap, especially for using foul language. (Usually a jocular threat.) •

If you say that again, I'll rinse your mouth out with soap.

I will wash out your mouth if you swear.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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