(as) 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. You know the kids have gotten into some mischief when the playroom is suddenly silent as the grave.
See also: grave, silent
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silent (or quiet) as the grave

very quiet.
See also: grave, silent
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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.
See also: grave, silent
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