silent as the grave

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(as) silent as the grave

Totally silent, especially as produces an ominous or foreboding effect. I knew something was wrong when I walked into the meeting room and all the members of the board were silent as the grave. I hate staying in my grandma's house. It gets as silent as the grave at nighttime, and it really creeps me out.
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silent (or quiet) as the grave

very quiet.
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(as) ˌsilent as the ˈgrave

without any noise at all: The playground, which had been filled with the noises of children at play, suddenly became silent as the grave.
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The corps of Wilis, led by Yulia Mashkina as a frigid Myrtha, had murder on their minds, trading ethereal elusiveness for more of a "let's get down to business" style that still left their toe hops silent as the grave and their tulle skirts billowing as if touched by a chill wind.