(to be) quiet as a mouse

Idiom Definition

"to be quiet as a mouse"

to be very quiet

Idiom Definition - to be quiet as a mouse


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be quiet as a mouse

Some students are working in their school library.  They are talking and joking and making quite a lot of noise.  The librarian approaches them and says ...

"You need to be as quiet as mice in here.  This is a library.  Shh!"

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be quiet as a mouse

Peter has just bought a new car.  It is a very modern hybrid car.  When the car is going slowly, it runs on batteries and is very very quiet.  Peter's friend comments that his new car ...

runs as quiet as a mouse.

to be quiet as a mouse - Usage:


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to be quiet as a mouse - Gerund Form:

Being quiet as a mouse requires stepping very lightly.

to be quiet as a mouse - Examples:

1)  I am quiet as a mouse in the early morning because I do not want to wake up my family.

2)  You are quiet as a mouse when you go hunting.

3)  He is quiet as a mouse when he visits the library.

4)  She is quiet as a mouse if she wants to take French leave from work without being discovered.

5)  Your new washing machine runs quiet as a mouse.

6)  We are quiet as mice when we visit the museum.

7)  You (all) are quiet as mice when you (all) are sneaking into the house late at night.

8)  They are quiet as mice when they do not want to be discovered.

9)  Her eyes were wide, startled; she sat quiet as a mouse

10)  I creep quiet as a mouse.

11) I am trying to be quiet as a mouse, because I don't want to wake the Goddess. 

12)  What about all those times Gretel would say' quiet as a mouse' as they didn't want them hearing anything from the outside.

13) We didn't dare do anything other than lie quiet as a mouse on the floor for three-and-a-half hours until the police found us. 

14)  Since they're all downloads the system remains quiet as a mouse throughout.

15)  She sat there as quiet as a mouse and wouldn't say anything.

16)  Our house was as quiet as a mouse after she'd gone. 

17)  I bet in the real world you're as quiet as a mouse.

18)  Later that day driving back to Dublin with Tess as quiet as a mouse in the car I kept thinking about the wonder of nature.

19)  When someone is as quiet as a mouse, they make no noise at all.

20)  An elephant can be as secretive and quiet as a mouse and disappear into the forest like a ghost.