A blast from the past! Re-post from July 2013 – Idiom "Break the ice"

A blast from the past! Re-post from July 2013

Break the ice
Break the ice means to warm up an uncomfortable situation. To start a conversation with a new person or people.
Asking about some one’s interests is a nice way to break the ice. Did you have a nice weekend? What did you do?
“Everyone at the party was very quiet, finally Jim told a joke and broke the ice. After that people began talking to each other.”

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