so quiet you could hear a pin drop

so quiet you could hear a pin drop

Extremely 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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but when the twins started talking about the loosening of their teeth and diarrhea (due to bulimia and anorexia), it got so quiet you could hear a pin drop,'' she recalled.