You use this proverb to say that saying/doing noting is better
than saying/doing or trying to say/do something when you face a difficult situation.
People say "Silence is golden" to tell you not to say/do anything when you cannot come up with something to say/do easily to handle a difficult sitatuion.
People also say "Silence is golden, speech is silver."
A: How did you get throgh such a difficult situation?
B: I didn't say anything. Silence is golden.
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