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口火を切る, くちびをきる

  • kuchibiwokiru

Definition

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with `ru' ending

  • to start the debate
  • to get the ball rolling
  • to fire the first shot (fig. only)
  • to start a conversation

Examples of 口火を切る,くちびをきる in a Sentence

When all the group members are silent, somebody must break the ice.
重役会議勇気奮って口火切った
He got up enough guts to break the ice at the board meeting.
ジョンは授業中いつも口火を切る
John always breaks the ice in class.
Let me ask you something, Dad, she began, in a tone of patiently controlled exasperation that every experienced parent is familiar with.

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