break silence

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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Take part in the #BeeToo movement by hashtagging if you want to break silence with the rest of us.
Salama encourages Egyptians to write anonymously on the Break Silence Facebook Page about their problems.
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Community Alliance Of Lane County - The alliance will perform "A Time to Break Silence," Martin Luther King Jr.'s April 4, 1967, speech linking opposition to the Vietnam War with the struggle for social justice, from 4 p.m.
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.
A time to break silence; the essential works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for students.
The group also urged the democratic minds in India to break silence and express solidarity with the families of the missing persons.
* Two brothers held as terror suspects for more than a week following a controversial raid by armed police break silence today about their ordeal.
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.
Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence in the matter, Congress alleged that the Modi government cannot break silence because if they do, they will get into a morass.
The time is high when the PCB chairman must break silence and appoint an ad-hoc committee based on persons, who enjoy reputation, to conduct free and fair elections of the region under impartial election commission, as it is the only solution to all the problems.
SRINAGAR -- Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani expressed deep anguish and outrage over the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, asking the international human rights organizations and the Muslims nations to break silence and come to their rescue.