not a living soul

not a living soul

Fig. nobody. (See some of the possible variations in the examples.) I won't tell anybody—not a living soul. I won't tell a living soul.
See also: living, not, soul

not a living soul

People say not a living soul to mean nobody at all. You must tell no-one. Not a living soul! No, she told herself, he would not have told his suspicions to a living soul.
See also: living, not, soul