Definitions for p's and q's

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p's and q's(

  1. mind or watch one's p's and q's, to pay careful attention to one's own behavior or affairs; be cautious or discreet.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of p's and q's:

1770–80; perh. from some children's difficulty in distinguishing the two letters


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