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break the ice

to do or say something that makes people who do not know each other feel more comfortable: I tried to break the ice by talking to the people next to me about the weather.
Translations of “break the ice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打破冷場…
in Russian создавать непринужденную атмосферу…
in Turkish havayı yumuşatmak, resmiyeti kaldırmak, buzları kırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打破冷场…
in Polish przełamać lody…
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