Tip of the Iceberg

Welcome to English in a Minute!An iceberg is a large mass of ice floating on the water.Here is an idiom about icebergs:Did you see that story about the university scandal? A professor got in trouble for giving 90 percent of his students As.Some hadn’t even come to class…all semester!It’s a huge scandal.That’s probably just the tip of the iceberg.I bet there are more teachers,and maybe even administrators involved.If somethign is the tip of the iceberg,it’s a small part of a much larger issue.Most of an iceberg is actually underwater-The bigger danger is below the surface.Peple usually use this idiom when talking about a problem.And that’s English in a minute!

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