break the iceidiom

  • ja緊張をほぐす
  • ento do or say something to relieve tension or put people at ease in any given situation, like at the start of a meeting, party, etc.

Examples

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Hey, check out those 2 blondes over there.
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Hey, come with me.
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Are you trying to get everybody divorced?
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Come on, you don't have to do anything.
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It'll just be easier if it's the 2 of us.
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Like college, huh, remember?
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First, you break the ice with some kind of a joke, so they know you're the funny one.
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Then, I swoop in with some interesting conversation, so they'll see that I'm the brilliant, brooding sexy one.
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I thought I got to make the jokes.
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3:45 / --:--
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Uh, excuse me, do you know how much a polar bear weighs?
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No, how much?
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Enough to break the ice.
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Hi, Fred Searing.
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How are you?
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0:47 / --:--
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Thank you for meeting me here in this parking garage so the government can't surveil us.
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First things first.
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Do you hate being called conspiracy theorists?
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Just the "theorist" part.
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To break the ice, I started with some old favorites.
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Who thinks we landed on the Moon?
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The whole Moon-landing thing is sketchy to me completely.
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I don't trust a single thing that comes from NASA.
3:33 / --:--
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So you and Rob have— there's a dancing scene that I understand that he didn't quite rehearse for.
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Yeah, we have to do a honky-tonk kind of dance.
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Uh-huh.
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And well, that was the first time the whole cast had ever met.
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We were meeting at a rehearsal, which was a great way to break the ice.
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Right.
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Very embarrassing.
0:20 / --:--
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So, I always like to begin with some small talk
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to break the ice and make the other person comfortable.
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Okay
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Um, have you ever posed for a painting before?
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No, not actually, have not for anything like that.
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You'd make a good model, you're very beautiful.
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Well bless your heart, thank you so much for saying that.
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You're welcome.
7:30 / --:--
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I realized the secret to winning over the hearts and minds of students, was music, or to be more specific
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Beatboxing, which is the only music thing that I could do to some extent.
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So whenever the class started going wrong, or I needed to break the ice with the students.
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I would just spontaneously start beatboxing.