you 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

You say you could hear a pin drop to emphasize how quiet it is because nobody is speaking. I had never before prayed in silence with several thousand young people. You could hear a pin drop. You could have heard a pin drop in the press briefing room after he said that.
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you could hear a pin drop

there was absolute silence or stillness.
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