噤若寒蝉 [jìn ruò hán chán]1. keep silent like a cicada in cold weather; be as quiet [silent] as cicadas in late autumn; be as silent as a cold cicada; be as silent as a winter cicada; become silent as an autumn cicada; be reduced to silence; dead silent; hold one's tongue; keep mum about; keep one's mouth shut; keep quiet out of fear; maintain a discreet silence; (as) mute as a mouse [a fish; a stone; a statue]:
As soon as he finished, his supporters applauded vigorously, but most of the masses were taken aback and exchanged doubtful glances. / 他的话完了， 他的几个支持者拼命地鼓掌， 而更多的人却噤若寒蝉， 面面相觑。
这样的例子不胜枚举，再如as mute as a fish（噤若寒蝉），like a drown rat（淋湿得像落汤鸡），as hungry as a bear（饥饿如狼），a rat in a hole（瓮中捉鳖），set the fox to keep ...2. taciturnity
呆若木鸡dumbstruck transfixed... ... 毂击肩摩heavy traffic 噤若寒蝉taciturnity 满意如意well-content ...3. maintain discreet silence
成语-英文601-800_◥◣◢◤ ... 喷云吐雾 (of opium smokers) filling room with a cloud of smoke. 噤若寒蝉 maintain discreet silence 大器晚成 A great talent takes time to mature. ...4. C cool as a cucumber
英语连线(帮帮忙啦！） ... 坚如磐石 B sure as an gun 噤若寒蝉 C cool as a cucumber 守口如瓶 D firm as a rock ...
a man of few words
speak no evil
Two previous attempts at popular protest have ended with the crackle of gunfire and the silence of a cowed populace.2.
By the early 1960s, a new memory culture was beginning to challenge the old, offering engagement and dialogue where once had been avoidance and an uneasy silence.