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What would this expression mean? Thanks
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Hi,

It means 'be quiet, don't make any trouble'

In the traditional English words for a marriage ceremony, the priest says that if anyone knows any reason why the couple should not get married, such a person should "speak now or forever hold your peace".

In other words, speak now or forever be quiet.

Best wishes, Clive
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hi there... this is the meaning of the idiomatic expression your asking it is "maintain your silence" or keep quiet.

Hope it helps you alot...

polydan. Emotion: wink
I understand what hold your peace means. but why would holding your tongue come from

hold your peace???
Did you ever receive an answer? I want to know the same thing. I know what it means but why the word "peace"?
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Have you read the whole thread, especially the early part?