tip of the iceberg
Etymology: from an iceberg being mostly submerged Date: 1969 the earliest, most obvious, or most superficial manifestation of some phenomenon

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  • Tip of the iceberg — may refer to:* The portion of an Iceberg which floats above the water s surface *Tip of the Iceberg, an album released by MC Juice *Tip of the Iceberg (New Found Glory album), an EP by New Found Glory * A 1993 album by Greater Than One …   Wikipedia

  • tip of the iceberg —    The tip of the iceberg is the part of a problem that can be seen, with far more serious problems lying underneath.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    The tip of the iceberg is the part that is known of a problem or situation which is… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Tip of the Iceberg — is an album released by Chicago rapper MC Juice released in 2003 on Molemen Records. Track listing *1. What *2. Its Lovely feat. Lil B *3. City Of CHI *4. Run 4 Ya Life *5. Real Hip Hop *6. Its All One *7. Feel My City *8. Who s Fucking With This …   Wikipedia

  • tip of the iceberg — The tip of the iceberg is the part of a problem that can be seen, with far more serious problems lying underneath …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Tip of the iceberg —   The tip of the iceberg is the part of a problem that can be seen, with far more serious problems lying underneath …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • tip of the iceberg — Etymology: from the fact that most of an iceberg is submerged : the earliest, most obvious, or most superficial manifestation of a phenomenon of unknown magnitude or potential * * * tip of the iceberg 1. The top of an iceberg, visible above the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip of the iceberg — a small part of it, about one tenth of it    This invoice is only part of the debt the tip of the iceberg …   English idioms

  • tip of the iceberg — noun Only the beginning; just a small indication of a larger possibility; a problem is much bigger than it seems This is only the tip of the iceberg. Our problems can become much worse …   Wiktionary

  • Tip of the iceberg — small part of a larger whole, usually a problem: The leaking roof was only the tip of the iceberg …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • tip of the iceberg — Australian Slang small part of a larger whole, usually a problem: The leaking roof was only the tip of the iceberg …   English dialects glossary

  • tip of the iceberg — the small, visible, part of smth much larger, the greater part of which cannot be seen (often used with negative meaning) …   Idioms and examples

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