(one) could have heard a pin drop

(one) could have heard a pin drop

One could have perceived the tiniest noise because the room was completely quiet and still. We all stayed so quiet following the boss's outburst that we could have heard a pin drop. Sarah said she could have heard a pin drop as the audience intently watched the actors on stage. You could have heard a pin drop after Grandpa's dentures fell out of his mouth in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner.
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