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Meaning of “tip of the iceberg” in the English Dictionary

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tip of the iceberg

C2 a ​small, ​noticeablepart of a ​problem, the ​totalsize of which is really much ​greater: These ​smalllocalprotests are just the tip of the ​iceberg.
(Definition of tip of the iceberg from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tip of the iceberg”
in Chinese (Simplified) (重大问题的)冰山一角,端倪,明显的一小部分…
in Chinese (Traditional) (重大問題的)冰山一角,端倪,明顯的一小部分…
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