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)
The idiom ‘not utter a word’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘not utter a word’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.