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idioms involving ice
Icing on the cake
Additional and especially good news
The extra holidays over the New Year were welcomed but the double bonus was the real icing on the cake.
Tip of the iceberg
The small visible part of a much larger problem
The company has some major accounting problems; the inflated revenue numbers are just the tip of the iceberg.
The new automobile project is on ice until the company finds additional funding for it.
Unfriendly or cold greeting
Kimura-san said the new supervisor was given an icy reception by the factory workers.
Break the ice
To overcome the awkwardness of starting a conversation
This book has several tips on how to break the ice at cocktail parties.
Note: These tips are often called icebreakers.