you could have heard a pin drop

you could have heard a pin drop

Said of a place or situation characterized by total stillness and silence. After the boss's outburst, the meeting room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. You could have heard a pin drop as the audience intently watched the actors on stage.
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you could have heard a ˈpin drop

it was extremely quiet: When the play finished you could have heard a pin drop.
See also: could, drop, have, hear, pin
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