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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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
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
goose, not say boo to a — Be very timid … A concise dictionary of English slang
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
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
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
boo — boo1 [ bu ] verb intransitive or transitive to shout at a speaker or performer, to show that you disagree with them or you think they are not very good: The students started booing as soon as Ross opened his mouth. boo boo 2 [ bu ] interjection 1 … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
boo — expression meant to startle, early 15c., boh, A combination of consonant and vowel especially fitted to produce a loud and startling sound [OED, which compares L. boare, Gk. boaein to cry aloud, roar, shout. ]; as an expression of disapproval,… … Etymology dictionary
say — 1 /seI/ verb past tense and past participle said /sed/ 3rd person singular says USE WORDS 1 WORD/SOUND (T) to pronounce a word or sound: “What did you say?” | “I m so tired” she said. | say hello/goodbye etc: She left without even saying goodbye … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
say — say1 W1S1 [seı] v past tense and past participle said [sed] third person singular says [sez] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(express something in words)¦ 2¦(give information)¦ 3¦(mean)¦ 4¦(think that something is true)¦ 5¦(show/be a sign of something)¦ 6¦(speak the… … Dictionary of contemporary English