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Break the ice


In this post, we're going to learn the idiom break the ice.

Definition

If you break the ice at the beginning of a party or a meeting, you do or say something to make people feel more comfortable.

Example sentences

  • He tried to break the ice with a few jokes.
  • I offered him a cigarette to break the ice.
  • Jo managed to break the ice by asking about her plans.

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