Definition of the tip of an or the iceberg in English:
The small perceptible part of a much larger situation or problem that remains hidden: detected fraud is only the tip of the iceberg
More example sentences
- These are real women, real situations and sadly, only the tip of the iceberg.
- Yet they are the tip of an iceberg because most cases of child abuse remain unknown, with children suffering in silence.
- This is just the tip of the iceberg, with many missing but not reported.