Meaning of “you could have heard a pin drop” in the English Dictionary

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"you could have heard a pin drop" in British English

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you could have heard a pin drop

something that you say in order to describe a situation where there was complete silence, especially because people were very interested or very surprised by what was happening:

Margaret's ex-husband turned up at the wedding. Honestly, you could have heard a pin drop.

(Definition of “you could have heard a pin drop” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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