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the silence is deafening

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Definition


When silence is awkward and indicative of a serious problem.

Context : Business, Politics, Relationships
Category: Metaphor
Semantic: 
Examples of idiom “the silence is deafening” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Flutterfury'
    Flutterfury:

    @JWFryman and suddenly the silence is deafening. Burying your head in the sand to avoid an uncomfartable truth?

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'hamcamwiche'
    hamcamwiche:

    In the car with dad. ... the silence is deafening.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'neneworthington'
    neneworthington:

    Funny how everyone has an opinion when it comes to complete bullshit. Yet when it comes to matters of importance the silence is deafening.