Meaning of “Silent but Deadly” – English Slang

English Idioms: ‘Silent but Deadly’

Today we’re going to talk about bathroom or “potty” talk.

 

So, have you ever heard the phrase “silent but deadly”? What exactly does that mean? Well, I’m referring to farting or some people say passing gas or flatiute.

 

So, this could be an example of when someone is “silent but deadly.” Let’s say your mom walks in the room and it’s just the two of you. You’re sitting there watching TV and all of a sudden, there is this disgusting smell in the room. Your mom may have passed gas quietly, but it smells absolutely terrible.

 

So, you could say later to some of your friends “Oh my goodness, my mom has got the most silent but deadly farts I’ve ever smelled in my entire life. It almost made me feel sick.

 

All right, well I hope you enjoyed this “potty” talk English lesson and that you have a better understanding of what “silent but deadly” means.

 

Have a great day!