strong silent type

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

strong silent type ‎(plural strong silent types)

  1. A quiet or emotionally reserved man of action.[1]

Usage notesEdit

  • While the phrase is almost always used in reference to a man, it may, on occasion, be applied to a woman.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ammer, Christine (2013). The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, second edition, p. 433.