Definition of you could hear a pin drop
- After he announced that he was leaving, you could hear a pin drop in the office.
: past tense of can
used in auxiliary function in the past, in the past conditional, and as an alternative to can suggesting less force or certainty or as a polite form in the present
: to perceive or become aware of by the ear
: to gain knowledge of by hearing
: to listen to with attention : heed
: a piece of solid material (such as wood or metal) used especially for fastening things together or as a support by which one thing may be suspended from another
: the center peg of a target
: something that resembles a pin especially in slender elongated form
: to fasten, join, or secure with a pin
: to hold fast or immobile
: to present (a young woman) with a fraternity pin as a pledge of affection
: of or relating to a pin
: having a grain suggesting the heads of pins
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