How or why did you use it?

It’s that time again….Fun Phrase Friday!

Have you ever used the phrase, “Break the Ice?”

How or why did you use it?

Meaning: To commence a project or initiate a friendship.

History: Before the days of trains or cars, port cities that thrived on trade suffered during the winter because frozen rivers prevented commercial ships from entering the city. Small ships known as “icebreakers” would rescue the icebound ships by breaking the ice and creating a path for them to follow. Before any type of business arrangement today, it is now customary “break the ice” before beginning a project.

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