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not utter a word

To be completely silent; to remain discreet (about something); to not tell anyone (about something). All the while our father was shouting at us, my sister and I didn't utter a word. Tom, don't you dare utter a word about this! I would die of embarrassment if anyone were to find out.
See also: not, utter, word
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

not open one's mouth

 and not utter a word
Fig. not to say anything at all; not to tell something (to anyone). Don't worry, I'll keep your secret. I won't even open my mouth. Have no fear. I won't utter a word.
See also: mouth, not, open
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

not open one's mouth

Also, shut one's mouth; not say or utter a word . Be silent, repress one's feelings or opinions, keep a secret. For example, Don't worry, I'm not going to open my mouth on this issue, or She promised not to say a word about it to anyone. Also see hold one's tongue; keep one's mouth shut.
See also: mouth, not, open

utter a word

See also: utter, word
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.
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Dantes was so exhausted that the exclamation of joy he uttered was mistaken for a sigh.
It was uttered impassively, as the bird sings his note.
When the colonel showed her the lump of sugar, holding it between the thumb and forefinger of his right hand, she again uttered her little wild cry, and sprang toward him; then she stopped, struggling against the instinctive fear he caused her; she looked at the sugar and turned away her head alternately, precisely like a dog whose master forbids him to touch his food until he has said a letter of the alphabet which he slowly repeats.
The very thought of remaining in this utter wilderness for the rest of our lives was impossible.
Of all that were there Sancho was the only one who was at once in his senses and in his own proper character, and he, though he was within very little of sharing his master's infirmity, did not fail to perceive who all these disguised figures were; but he did not dare to open his lips until he saw what came of this assault and capture of his master; nor did the latter utter a word, waiting to the upshot of his mishap; which was that bringing in the cage, they shut him up in it and nailed the bars so firmly that they could not be easily burst open.
These words appeared to be addressed to the young lady, and were perhaps uttered with the view of afffording Nancy time to recover herself.
The young lady uttered a cry of surprise, and for a few moments they were so still that the listener could distinctly hear them breathe.
Before the dawn of morning, before this river wakes to the first glimpse of day-light, you shall be placed as entirely beyond the reach of your former associates, and leave as utter an absence of all trace behind you, as if you were to disappear from the earth this moment.
Has hell broke loose, that man should utter sounds like these!"
When he ventured to utter this impression to his companions, it was met by Hawkeye with an incredulous shake of the head.
The words were barely uttered, when he encountered a savage of gigantic stature, of the fiercest mien.
167-169) So she said; but fear seized them all, and none of them uttered a word.
Trump stressed that the North Korean leader "will not get away with what he is doing, believe me." He warned that "if he utters one threat, in the form of an overt threat, which by the way he has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years, or if he does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast." (end) si
If you have a great product, like Vinny and Utters, you need to brand it to be able to reap the profits you're entitled to.
It's generally pronounced in the last two syllables you hope your attacker utters when he realizes you've used the concept to turn the tables: "Ooo.