What does break the ice mean?

 

Idiom Meaning:

discussion to relieve tension or to start conversation

 

Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:

 

Terms of EndearmentΒ (1983)

Time of Scene: 00:52:00

Garrett Breedlove: You’re just going to have to trust me about this one thing. You need a lot of drinks.

Aurora Greenway: To break the ice?

Garrett Breedlove: To kill the bug that you have up your ass.

 

Batman & Robin (1997)

Time of Scene: 00:53:00

Mr. Freeze: Allow me to break the ice. My name is Freeze. Learn it well, for it’s the chilling sound of your doom.

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Clue (1985)

Time of Scene: 00:11:00

Mrs. Peacock: Well, someone’s got to break the ice, and it might as well be me. I mean, I’m used to being a hostess. It’s part of my husband’s work. And it’s always difficult when a group of new friends meet together for the first time to get acquainted. So I’m perfectly prepared to start the ball rolling. I mean, I have absolutely no idea what we’re doing here. Or what I’m doing here, or what this place is about, but I am determined to enjoy myself. And I’m very intrigued, and, oh my, this soup’s delicious, isn’t it?

 

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