be as silent as the grave

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps connected to the idea of taking a secret to the grave, or the idea that dead men tell no tales.

Verb[edit]

be as silent as the grave

  1. (idiomatic) to say absolutely nothing (especially about a particular subject)

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