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break the ice

Meaning: to do or say something that makes people feel more comfortable, especially at the start of a meeting or party

Example: Jone suggested playing a party game to break the ice. Read on

skating on thin ice

Meaning: to do something considered quite dangerous or risky

Example: Sebastian using all his savings to buy blue chip stocks is definitely skating on thin ice. Read on

tip of the iceberg

Meaning: to only know a very small part of the problem

Example: The manager-employee problems in this company are just the tip of the iceberg. Read on

icing on the cake

Meaning: when something good is added to another good thing that you already have

Example: Everyone expected him to do well in the exams. Getting first rank was the icing on the cake. Read on

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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