silent as the grave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

silent as the grave ‎(not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic, simile) Saying absolutely nothing (especially about a particular subject).

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Translations[edit]

Note: these are translations of a verb construction, to be as silent as the grave, rather than of the adjective.