One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The small perceptible part of a much larger situation or problem that remains hidden.‘detected fraud is only the tip of the iceberg’
- ‘These are real women, real situations and sadly, only the tip of the iceberg.’
- ‘I have only barely touched the tip of the iceberg in regards to bullying.’
- ‘The voyeuristic reader only sees the tip of the iceberg, for there is undoubtedly much more of this story to tell.’
- ‘Yet they are the tip of an iceberg because most cases of child abuse remain unknown, with children suffering in silence.’
- ‘This is just the tip of the iceberg, with many missing but not reported.’
- ‘‘The amount of cases that come through to us is just the tip of the iceberg,’ he said.’
- ‘Worse still, groundwater moves very slowly, which means that the problems so far encountered may be the tip of the iceberg.’
- ‘As I've discovered, the problems that have been reported to date appear to be only the tip of the iceberg.’
- ‘These incidents, she says, are believed to be just the tip of the iceberg.’
- ‘Unfortunately, checkpoints are only the tip of the iceberg for Palestinians.’
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