say boo


say boo
(not) say boo American, informal to say nothing.

She expected the boss to be really angry, but he didn't say boo.


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  • say boo to a goose, could (would) not —  Is very timid, say it with flowers  Convey a message with a gift of flowers. Convey a message pleasantly and politely …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • not say boo to a goose — To be extremely timid • • • Main Entry: ↑boo * * * not say boo to a ˈgoose idiom (BrE) (NAmE not say boo to ˈanyone) to be very shy …   Useful english dictionary

  • wouldn't say boo to a goose — British, informal, American, informal, Australian, informal if someone wouldn t say boo to a goose, they are shy and nervous. She wouldn t say boo to a goose, so I don t think she s cut out for a career in the police. I remember her as a quiet… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not say boo to anyone — not say boo to a ˈgoose idiom (BrE) (NAmE not say boo to ˈanyone) to be very shy or gentle • He s so nervous he wouldn t say boo to a goose. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • not say boo — (not) say boo American, informal to say nothing. She expected the boss to be really angry, but he didn t say boo …   New idioms dictionary

  • wouldn't say boo to a goose — ► wouldn t say boo to a goose is very shy or reticent. Main Entry: ↑boo …   English terms dictionary

  • someone wouldn't say boo to a goose — someone wouldn’t say boo to a goose british informal phrase used for saying that someone is very quiet and shy Thesaurus: not confident or shy and easily embarrassedsynonym confidence and pride Main entry: boo …   Useful english dictionary

  • wouldn't say boo to a goose — Brit. used to emphasize that someone is very shy or reticent * * * wouldn t say boo to a goose see ↑boo, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑goose …   Useful english dictionary

  • wouldn't say boo to a goose — used to emphasize that someone is very shy or reticent. → boo …   English new terms dictionary