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Used to describe absolute silence or stillness:‘there was a pause in which you could have heard a pin drop’
- ‘I swear you could have heard a pin drop at that moment,’ Kirsten wrote.’
- ‘She could be dead asleep, but if she hears a pin drop in the hallway, she's up and running to the door, barking like a madman.’
- ‘And if you can hold eight hundred people in dead silence and hear a pin drop you know something's going right.’
- ‘You really could have heard a pin drop when O'Rourke sang ‘Marrying the Sea’ practically unaccompanied, apart from the soundtrack of rolling waves.’
- ‘Edward, who normally hears a pin drop three miles away, didn't even stir.’
- ‘That courtroom was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.’
- ‘At one point he says not only can he hear a pin drop but can hear it dropping it through the air.’
- ‘There was a minute's silence for Paul and you could have heard a pin drop.’
- ‘‘Go back to your rooms’ I said, quietly, but in the silence, you could've heard a pin drop.’
- ‘While a speaker laid out research evidence of the link between heart disease, stress and long hours, you could have heard a pin drop.’
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