silence is golden

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Definition of silence is golden

used to say that it is often better to remain silent than to speak

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“Silence is golden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silence%20is%20golden. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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