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break the ice

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Definition


Getting over the initial shyness when meeting new people. Becoming acquainted with someone for the first time.

Context : Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: 
Examples of idiom “break the ice” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'rkeunwind'
    rkeunwind:

    RT @katjaib: TwitterTip: If you're new to Twitter: Pick someone you like and comment on their tweets. This is how you break the ice.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Lithlius'
    Lithlius:

    @sheldoncooper Im so buying that shirt. that will surely break the ice with my new Physics proffesor at college

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'carlarox221'
    carlarox221:

    Fat penguin..[what?] i just wanted to say something to break the ice....haha

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'tbechen'
    tbechen:

    breaking the ice isn't always easy but it will always lead to something better in the end!!!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'LearningGoodies'
    LearningGoodies:

    Wow! I really know how to greet our new customer at the TL Centre today I fell over as I opened the door to them!! broke the ice anyway!!!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'dashSOpretty'
    dashSOpretty:

    just broke the ice btw me and roommate, and asked her if she needed the light...

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Darius_DB'
    Darius_DB:

    Great day at the gig. broke the ice and now the sky's the limit. I'm thirsty for success!!!