The tip of the iceberg [‘aɪsbɜːɡ]is an idiom used to describe a situation where only a small, visible part of a much larger problem or issue is apparent, with the majority of it remaining hidden or unseen. It implies that there is much more complexity, depth, or significance beneath the surface that is not immediately obvious. (冰山一角,类似表达:A drop in the bucket:九牛一毛)

看美剧学高频短语:Tip of the iceberg

以下是高频短语“The tip of the iceberg”在美剧语料库中的相关例句:


E.G.1:You control 40% of the U.S. radio stations, corn production, interstate trucking, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. (Suits S03E04 21:04)

E.G.2:Well, isn’t their argument that this one instance could be the tip of the iceberg, that they need to go through all the old trades to see if there’s a pattern? (Billions S03E01 27:47)

E.G.3:There’s a lot of great possibilities out there. New customers, new franchise and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, Sal. (The Internship 207:50)

E.G.4:Hey, there’s Phoebe. Is that Mike she’s with? — No, that’s David. — There’s a third guy? — Tip of the iceberg. (Friends S09E22 21:10)


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