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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15 (ANI): Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford has finally broken his silence over the details of his affair with Carrie Fisher in her book.
Summary: QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has broken his silence after issuing a statement following his clash with Chelsea's John Terry.
FORMER Manchester City defender Ray Ranson has broken his silence over his intention to mount a formal pounds 90million takeover bid.
MICHAEL Jackson has broken his silence - three months after he was cleared of child sex abuse - and said: "I'm good.
The man at the centre of the investigation into Michael Jackson's death has broken his silence, thanking supporters and assuring them he is telling the truth.
BRAD Pitt has finally broken his silence over the break-up of his marriage to Friends star Jennifer Anniston.
IRISH legend Ronnie Whelan has broken his silence on the vacancy at Bohs and said he is not interested in the post.
Summary: Gordon Brown has finally broken his silence on the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
REFEREE Joe Woods has broken his silence and described how he was "never so frightened in in my life" as he ran the gauntlet of a lynch mob after a weekend schools match.