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tip of the iceberg

Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Fighting and smashing heads through windows is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ’roid rage.

    Gladiator

  • The ship was maintaining position in Disko Bay about a mile west of the fjord entrance, and Jack could see the tip of the iceberg beyond the starboard railing opposite them.

    Crusader Gold

  • They are just the tip of the iceberg of what is to emerge over the next few years in the growing body of science-validated natural substances.

    The Truth About Beauty

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