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tip of the iceberg


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small evident part or aspect of something largely hidden: afraid that these few reported cases of the disease might only be the tip of the iceberg.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Only the beginning; just a small indication of a larger possibility; a problem is much bigger than it seems


tip + iceberg. Floating icebergs have a significant proportion of their mass below the surface of the water. (Wiktionary)


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