Give Someone a Break

Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Someone a Break’ 1. To give someone a break means to stop putting pressure on them, stop criticizing them, or being unkind to them. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 2. Alternatively, to give someone a … Read more

Give Me a Break

Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Me A Break’ Give me a break is a statement of exasperation used when you do not believe what someone tells you, or you disagree with it and find it ridiculous, unfair, or upsetting. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American … Read more

Break the Ice

Meaning of Idiom Break the Ice To break the ice means to do something to initiate conversation or get something started in a very tense or formal situation; to overcome the initial shyness or relieve tension in a new social situation such as when people first meet; to make it possible, or pave the way, … Read more

Break Up (with someone)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Break Up (with someone)’ To break up with someone is to end a marriage or a romantic relationship. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2010.,2Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003. Used as a noun, breakup refers to an act or instance of breaking up. Synonyms Split up … Read more