Today’s Idiom: Mind Your P’s and Q’s

Try to use today’s English idiom, Mind Your P’s and Q’s, in your next conversation!

“Mind your P’s and Q’s” means to be polite and say “please” and “thank you.”



1. Please mind your P’s and Q’s at the company dinner.

2. Sam has been causing trouble at school. I hope he learns to mind his P’s and Q’s.


Question Time

1. What situations should you mind your P’s and Q’s?

2. Some people say that P means “please” and Q means “thank you.” Why?





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