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*meek as a lamb
[of someone] shy, quiet, and docile. (*Also: as ~.) Only an hour after their argument, Joe went to Elizabeth and, meek as a lamb, asked her to forgive him. Betsy terrorizes the other children, but she's as meek as a lamb around her elders.
meek as Moses (or a lamb)very meek.
This expression is a biblical allusion to Numbers 12:3: ‘Now the man Moses was very meek’.