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?

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Contributor: Matt Errey