could hear a pin drop

could hear a pin drop

Could hear nothing at all because it was completely quiet and still. After the boss's outburst, the meeting room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Waiting to see what happened next in the play, everyone in the audience stayed so quiet you could hear a pin drop.
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you could hear a pin drop

to be extremely quiet The new sound-proof lab is so well designed, you can hear a pin drop. You could have heard a pin drop for a full minute after every song and then the audience would clap wildly.
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The referee was lookin', too, an' the house was that quiet, lookin', you could hear a pin drop.
2012 YOU could hear a pin drop at the Groucho Club in London on Tuesday when Brit actor Jason Statham's lady-love, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, came face-to-face with her ex Tyrone Wood and his mum Jo Wood while out for girlie drinks.
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And that's why you could hear a pin drop when she was asked to say a few words in the cafeteria a couple of weeks ago.
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