silence is golden


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silence is golden

It is wise or desirable to be silent or to avoid speaking. I would be careful around all those reporters if I were you. Remember, silence is golden. As someone with two small children, I can appreciate the fact that silence is golden.
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Silence is golden.

Prov. Silence is often good or desirable. Jerry has two teenage children who listen to music using their headphones all day. He knows that silence is golden. Hush! Silence is golden.
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silence is golden

Keeping one's mouth shut is a great virtue, as in Don't tell anyone else about it-silence is golden. Although this precise phrase was first recorded only in 1848, it is part of a much older proverb, "Speech is silver and silence is golden."
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silence is golden

it's often wise to say nothing. proverb
The fuller form of the saying is speech is silver, but silence is golden .
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ˌsilence is ˈgolden

(saying) it is sometimes best not to say anything in a difficult or dangerous situation
The complete saying is ‘speech is silver, silence is golden’.
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silence is golden

To keep quiet is a great virtue. This expression is the second half of an old proverb: “Speech is silvern and silence is golden.” It began to be much repeated in the nineteenth century. Thomas Carlyle referred to it as a Swiss proverb in Sartor Resartus (1831). A number of variants came later, among them Ogden Nash’s “Silence is golden, but sometimes invisibility is golder” (I Never Even Suggested It, 1938).
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