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Beware of a silent man and still water

This page is about the saying "Beware of a silent man and still water"

Possible meaning:
A large expanse of water that is still and does not move is often deep and dangerous. We should be careful of it. In the same way, we should be careful with a person who does not talk much.

beware (verb): be cautious; be careful | still (adj.): not moving

Quick Quiz

The proverb "Beware of a silent man and still water" is really a warning about

a. running water

b. deep water

c. people who don't say much

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Contributor: Josef Essberger