break the ice


Explanation: What is an idiom?

creating a more relaxed atmosphere when meeting new people

Context:

-I never know what to do when I meet new people. That's why I rarely go out.

-You should learn to break the ice and just get out there. It will come with experience but you'll get there.

-I guess so. But knowing how to break the ice is quite hard.

Notes:

Metaphorical - when ships called 'ice-breakers' would cut through ice to make it easier for other ships to pass through

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