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Idioms

quiet as a mouse

This page is about the idiom quiet as a mouse

Meaning

If you're as quiet as a mouse, you're very quiet.

For example

  • I didn't hear you come in last night. You must have been as quiet as a mouse.

  • Nadia has been as quiet as a mouse in class since everyone laughed when she said the wrong thing.

Note:
"Quiet as a church mouse" is an older variation that is sometimes still heard.

Quick Quiz

Francine is being as quiet as a mouse. Are you sure

a. mice are really that quiet?

b. she's making some noise?

c. she's in her room?
a) mice are really that quiet? b) she's making some noise? c) she's in her room?

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Contributor: Matt Errey