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Idiom and Phrases Lesson 1

Idiom and Phrases – Lesson 1

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Today’s Idiom is – TO BREAK THE ICE

Meaning …

To get beyond the first uncomfortable feelings or difficulties in starting a conversation and create a more relaxed atmosphere.

Examples:

1. The speaker broke the ice with a joke before the conference began.

2. Using humor to break the ice is a good way to start a conversation.

3. I’m just trying to break the ice.

4. The interviewer broke the ice by asking how I had arrived.

5. Nobody was enjoying the party until the host finally was able to break the ice.

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