Silence is golden

Silence is of great value.

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Idioms and Phrases with silence is golden

silence is golden

Keeping one's mouth shut is a great virtue, as in Don't tell anyone else about it—silence is golden. Although this precise phrase was first recorded only in 1848, it is part of a much older proverb, “Speech is silver and silence is golden.”

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