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break it/the news to sb

C2 to tell someone about something unpleasant that will affect or upset them : Come on, what happened? Break it to me gently (= in a kind way). I didn't want to be the one to break the news to him.
Translations of “break it/the news to sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把不好的消息告訴(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把不好的消息告诉(某人)…
(Definition of break it/the news to sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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