As Quiet as a Mouse – Explained
What does “As quiet as a mouse” mean?
This is an idiom that we can use to describe someone or something that is very quiet or silent.
How is “As quiet as a mouse” used?
Here are some examples:
My brothers couldn’t be more different. One is a proper loudmouth and the other is as quiet as a mouse.
When my kids are as quiet as a mouse, I know they are doing something that they shouldn’t be doing.
Mate, is there something wrong? You have been as quiet as a mouse all day!
Where does “As quiet as a mouse” come from?
This idiom comes from a slightly different expression in the 1300’s – The original phrase was “as still as a mouse” but since then, “as quiet as a mouse” has become much more common.
The phrases originates from the fact that mice can be very still and quiet when they are in danger from a predator, such as a cat.
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