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"When I put my finger on your lips it means you stop talking."
Abby, Primeval

Bob is either already talking or about to say something, but Alice wants to playfully silence him. So what does she do? Why, put the finger muzzle over his mouth of course!

Like a regular muzzle prevents dogs from opening their mouths, the Finger Muzzle prevents another person from opening his/her mouth by placing a finger over his/her mouth. It's used by both men and women, but more often than not, it's an intimate gesture. Sometimes, a kiss will follow the gesture, or an Indirect Kiss by touching the finger to their own lips. Or it will just be a means for a character to act flirtatious.

Not to be confused with Finger on Lips or Finger Gun. Related to the "Shut Up" Kiss and Hand Gagging. Compare Finger in a Barrel.



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    Fan Works 
  • In the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "Days Of Auld Lang Smurf", the Imaginarium version of Papa Smurf's wife does this to him when they're alone with each other.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • In Tales of MU, Amaranth does this to Mackenzie regularly. Unfortunately, she is prone to doing this when Mackenzie is trying to tell her something important, which leads to several serious situations that would have been easily prevented had she just let Mac speak.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Subverted in Primeval when Abby puts her finger on Connor's lips in episode 5.5, he keeps talking.
    Abby: When I put my finger on your lips it means you stop talking.
    Connor: Sorry.

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    Web Comics 

    Web Videos 
  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Lydia covers her sister Jane's lips with a finger when Jane doesn't go along with Lydia's improvisation in episode 20 "Enjoy the Adorbs".
  • When Bennett the Sage is reviewing Battle Angel on Anime Abandon, his character Suave starts cracking bad jokes, only for Sage to reach up and do this to Suave...from his chair, across the room.
    Suave: [beat] have a very long arm.

    Western Animation 


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