Definition of 'break the ice'
Example sentences containing 'break the ice'
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For Julie's sake, she had worked hard to break the ice and make a success of the evening. FINAL RESORT (2004)It all helped to break the ice and keep conversation trickling along. MR STARLIGHT (2004)No wonder she had been unable to think of a light, casual word to break the ice of silence. THE WHITE DOVE (2004)
Just as I was getting desperate for any simple declarative sentence to break the ice, he spoke. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS (2004)
Synonyms of 'break the ice'
kick off, lead the way, take the plunge, make a start
Definition of break the ice from the Collins English Dictionary
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