Totally silent, especially as produces an ominous or foreboding effect.
I knew something was wrong when I walked into the meeting room and all the members of the board were silent as the grave.
I hate staying in my grandma’s house. It gets as silent as the grave at nighttime, and it really creeps me out.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘(as) silent as the grave’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘(as) silent as the grave’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.