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

"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 ​completesilence, ​especially because ​people were very ​interested or very ​surprised by what was ​happening: Margaret's ​ex-husbandturned up at the ​wedding. Honestly, you could have ​heard a ​pindrop.
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