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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.
(Definition of break it/the news to sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “break it/the news to sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把不好的消息告诉(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把不好的消息告訴(某人)…
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