so quiet you could have heard a pin drop

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so quiet you could have heard a pin drop

Extremely quiet and still; totally silent, perhaps to an unnatural degree. After the boss's outburst, the meeting room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. As the audience intently watched the actors on stage, the auditorium was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
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