Idiom: break the news
Idiom: break the news (to someone)
- to inform someone of something bad that has happened
- I hate to be the one to break the news but I heard they gave the position you wanted to a guy from the marketing department.
- When I broke the news that I was moving to Japan, my wife cried for hours and said she wasn’t coming with me.
- They just broke the news that there was a mass shooting at a high school in Florida.
- When are you going to break the news about the layoffs?
- Where were you when they broke the news about the 911 terrorist attacks?
- Who wants to break the news to the director that Sandy quit without notice?
- At Bechtel Corporation, I had to break the news to families when their relatives died working at our construction sites.
- This weekend we need to break the news to our daughter that we're getting a divorce.
- When the veterinarian broke the news that our dog was suffering and we should put her to sleep we were devastated.
- My doctor had little compassion when he broke the news I had contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
- bring something out into the open
- bring something to light
- let the cat out of the bag
- put one's cards on the table
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