070 – Learn Expressions with Ice with Alex Goncalves
In the episode, I’m joined by Alex to teach you some expressions that use the word “ice”.
Icebreaker – an activity or game that’s designed to help people get to know each other in a fun and relaxed way.
“We’re going to start off the meeting with an icebreaker so everyone can get to know each other.”
Break the ice – to say something to relieve the tension that strangers feel when they first meet.
“It was a bit awkward until I broke the ice with a funny joke.”
Tip of the iceberg – used to describe a problem where only some of the information is known and there is more to be discovered.
“The problems uncovered in the audit are only the tip of the iceberg.”
Walking on thin ice – to participate in an activity that will have a negative outcome.
“You’re walking on thin ice by not telling the truth.”
Put it on ice – to delay something for an undetermined amount of time.
“We lost our funding so we’ll have to put our plans for expansion on ice.”
Ice queen – a person who is cold, unfriendly or lacks emotions.
“I heard my new boss can be an Ice Queen!”