Idioms with ICE: cut no ice, break the ice, skate on thin ice, keep on ice


Meaning of expressions with ICE

Skate on thin ice, break the ice, cut no ice, keep on ice

Break the ice

begin to be friendly with; begin something difficult

  • – Jayne, Jeremy’s wife is very shy but I eventually broke the ice with her and now we’ve become good friends.

Cut no ice

have little effect on someone

  • – John tried to get special treatment because his father is famous, but that cut no ice with the doorman “If you don’t have an invitation, you don’t come in!!”

skating on thin ice

taking a risk, be in a dangerous position

  • – John has been late for work everyday this week, I think he’s skating on thin ice

keep (sthng) on ice

keep for later use

  • – I’m going to keep these statistics on ice, they could be to our benefit in the future.

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