21/6/18 Winter Idioms (Part 1)

  • To be on thin ice

To be in a risky situation or position

“You’re already on thin ice, Joan. If you’re late to work one more time, you might get fired.”

  • Break the ice

To start a social or friendly conversation; to start something

“Before we begin to discuss today’s agenda, let’s break the ice a little bit. I know we have some new people in the group, so let’s get to know each other first.”

  • The tip of the iceberg

A small part of something that is much bigger and often unseen

“These protests are just the tip of the iceberg. I think there’s much more going on that we don’t know about yet.”

  • In the dead of winter

In the middle of winter, when the days are short, dark, and cold

“Even in the dead of winter, there are many wonderful outdoor activities to do in Canada.”