not utter a word

not utter a word


To be completely silent; to remain discreet (about something); to not tell anyone (about something).


All the while our father was shouting at us, my sister and I didn’t utter a word.

Tom, don’t you dare utter a word about this! I would die of embarrassment if anyone were to find out.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘not utter a word’ mean?

The idiom ‘not utter a word’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘not utter a word’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘not utter a word’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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