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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Victims break their silence on monster Victims break their silence on monster who raped and beat them for 20 years
TEHRAN (FNA)- Prince Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud announced his defection from Al Saud royal family through a statement, calling on other princes to break their silence and reveal the truth for sake of God.
He called on all those who cared for the future of the country to join him and the reform stream and break their silence on Al Saud corruptions.
Souls of My Brothers: Black Men Break Their Silence, Tell Their Truths, and Heal Our Spirits Edited and written by Dawn Marie Daniels and Candace Sandy Plume, August 2003 $16.
In truth, this seems a rather hollow gesture, given the theme of the day, which presumably could have been defeated only by forcing the students to break their silence and speak.
Through their courage, I hope that others who have been victimized by clerics will gain the strength to break their silence, step forward, and get the help they need and deserve.
The departing chancellors of the University of California's two leading campuses say they will break their silence to oppose Proposition 209.