break silence


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break (one's) silence

To voice one's opinion or comment on something after initially avoiding doing so. It took days, but the mayor has finally broken his silence on the scandal at city hall.
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break silence

To address or publicize an issue that is not garnering attention. Our station broke silence on the mayor's scandal, and now even national news outlets are covering it!
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break silence

to give information about a topic that no one was mentioning or discussing. The press finally broke silence on the question of the plagiarized editorial.
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THE widows of seven fishermen who drowned in one of Scotland's worst sea disasters plan to shame Tony Blair into ordering officials to break silence over the inquiry.
Few accounts have been written by medical practitioners subjected to disciplinary psychiatry and willing to break silence afterward.
As Scotland arrived in Latvia for their opening World Cup qualifying clash, McCann became the first Rangers player, who played in last Sunday's 6-2 drubbing by Celtic, to break silence.
The lecturer from boy's college are attending the classes in place of female lectures, so government should break silence and look into issue as soon as possible.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of the Jewish minority at the Iranian Parliament Siamak Marreh Sedq strongly condemned Israel's recent attacks on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and said that the time is now ripe for the international community to break silence on Tel Aviv's criminal acts.
He added: "The use of internet and technology-based solutions is an essential and very successful aspect of our efforts to provide a means through which people can break silence and seek support.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran, as the president of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)EOAe strongly condemned Israel's crimes in the Palestinian territories, and called on the international community, particularly the UN Security Council (UNSC), to break silence on the Israeli crimes.
Bobby Petrino has finally chosen to break silence about the affair that led to his being fired as the head football coach of Arkansas.
In similar remarks last Monday, Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi asked his world counterparts to break silence on Israel's savage attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people in Gaza.
In similar remarks on Monday, Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission asked his world counterparts to break silence on Israel's savage attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people in Gaza.
The Iranian legislature on Monday asked the world parliaments to break silence on genocide in Gaza.
Earlier today Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi asked his world counterparts today to break silence on Israel's savage attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people in Gaza.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission asked his world counterparts to break silence on Israel's savage attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people in Gaza.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Republic Mohsen Pakayeen expressed deep concern over the ongoing bloodshed in Iraq, and urged international organizations and world states to break silence on the criminal acts of the Islamic States of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists across Iraq.
The letter voiced concern about the continued suppression of the Egyptian people, and asked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to break silence and take the necessary measures to prevent the continuation of the current catastrophic situation in Egypt.