break the news


: to tell (someone) bad news
We tried to break the news to her gently.

Examples of break the news in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Filmfare was first to break the news about the project. Andreas Wiseman, Deadline, 3 July 2024 The Daily News was first to break the news of Anunoby’s pending return to the floor. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 14 June 2024 Our sister site Variety was the first to break the news. Ryan Schwartz, TVLine, 18 June 2024 On the way home, Pumpkin decided to break the news to Alana, who was back at college, and Alana debated taking a semester off of school. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 15 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for break the news 

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“Break the news.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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