meek as Moses

meek as Moses

old-fashioned To be exceptionally patient, humble, and mild in manner or spirit. Despite his hulking, imposing appearance, the huge athlete is as meek as Moses when you speak to him in person.
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meek as Moses (or a lamb)

very meek.
This expression is a biblical allusion to Numbers 12:3: ‘Now the man Moses was very meek’.
See also: meek, Moses
References in classic literature ?
Glegg, rather warmly, for though a kind man, he was not as meek as Moses.
The word meek refers to our being teachable, open-minded and ready to learn new ways of thinking and working, just like Moses, who accomplished great works and was often described as meek, and which explains the phrase as meek as Moses.