break (one's) silence(redirected from broken their 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.
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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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.