tip of the iceberg

Definition of tip of the iceberg

  1. :  the earliest, most obvious, or most superficial manifestation of some phenomenon

Origin and Etymology of tip of the iceberg

from an iceberg being mostly submerged

First Known Use: 1969

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to cast off or become cast off

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