English version

pregnant pause/silence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpregnant pause/silencepregnant pause/silenceSHOW/BE A SIGN OFa pause or silence which is full of meaning or emotion He stopped, and there was a pregnant pause. pregnant
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pregnant pause/silenceThere was a long silence - what I think might be called a pregnant pause.The problem with his lofty sentiments and pregnant pauses was that they were completely eclipsed by his reputation.
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