You could have heard a pin drop

You could have heard a pin drop.

something that you say in order to describe a situation where there was complete silence, especially because people were very interested or very surprised by what was happening Margaret's ex-husband turned up at the wedding. Honestly, you could have heard a pin drop.
See know the half of it, have heard the last of
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You could have heard a pin drop when hospital President and CEO Jim Sherman handed her the microphone and asked her to say a few words.
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