No news is good news

No news is good news

If you hear nothing or receive no updates, it means that everything is going as it should and nothing bad has happened. We should be able to maintain production as expected, so for now no news is good news. My son has been living abroad for nearly 10 years now. At first I used to get anxious when I didn't hear from him, but now I know that no news is good news.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

No news is good news

. Not hearing any news signifies that nothing is wrong. Fred: I wonder if Jill is doing all right in her new job. Jane: No news is good news. Jane: I'm worried about my sister. She hasn't called me for months. Alan: No news is good news, right?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

no news is good news

Having no information means that bad developments are unlikely, as in I haven't heard from them in a month, but no news is good news. This proverbial phrase may have originated with King James I of England, who allegedly said "No news is better than evil news" (1616).
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

no news is good news

You say no news is good news to mean that if you do not hear new information about a situation, it is probably because nothing bad has happened. I had heard nothing all week. `Oh well,' I thought. `No news is good news.' Note: People sometimes vary this expression, for example saying no news is bad news meaning that a lack of information about a situation is worrying. People always suspect that no news is bad news. No news is not always good news.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

no news is good news

without information to the contrary you can assume that all is well. proverb
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

ˌno news is ˈgood news

(saying) if there were bad news you would hear it, so if you have not heard anything that means everything must be all right: He’s been in the mountains for a week without contacting us. I just hope no news is good news.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

no news is good news

To hear nothing means that all is well. This proverbial phrase dates from the early seventeenth century. King James I is supposed to have said, in 1616, “No newis is bettir than evill newis,” and the adage has been quoted again and again over the centuries, by James Howell, Charles Dickens, and Noël Coward, among others.
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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