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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Summary: Washington DC, [USA] Nov 28 (ANI): Veteran Hollywood star Robert De Niro has finally broken his silence over his split from wife Grace Hightower and has asked for "privacy and respect from all."
Washington DC, [USA] Nov 28 ( ANI ): Veteran Hollywood star Robert De Niro has finally broken his silence over his split from wife Grace Hightower and has asked for "privacy and respect from all."
Summary: QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has broken his silence after issuing a statement following his clash with Chelsea's John Terry.
MICHAEL Jackson has broken his silence - three months after he was cleared of child sex abuse - and said: "I'm good."
MURDERER Mark Hampson's last victim has broken his silence about the night he thought he was going to die.
Nobby, 45, who sang on several of the band's hit singles before being replaced by Les McKeown, has broken his silence as a Roller revival grips the US and Japan.
[USA], Sep 25 (ANI): Benedict Cumberbatch has finally broken his silence about how he saved a man's life as an alleged attempted robbery was taking place in London.
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.
Grande has broken his silence on the sudden demise of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.
IRISH legend Ronnie Whelan has broken his silence on the vacancy at Bohs and said he is not interested in the post.
15 (ANI): Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford has finally broken his silence over the details of his affair with Carrie Fisher in her book.
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.
The Labour leader says he should have broken his silence sooner after it was revealed his front bench colleague had chosen a highly selective grammar school for her son Joe.