tip of the iceberg(Noun)
Only the beginning; just a small indication of a larger possibility; a problem is much bigger than it seems
Origin: tip + iceberg. Floating icebergs have a significant proportion of their mass below the surface of the water.
The numerical value of tip of the iceberg in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tip of the iceberg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If auditors can’t locate an average of 180 computers per DOE location, this may be just the tip of the iceberg.
Most of the professional blood donors are drug abusers, i think these cases are probably the tip of the iceberg. It is a scandal.
It's just the tip of the iceberg. How many others were displaced and never reached the border? Very many more. This tremendous wave of violence, Latin America has to deal with it and the world has to help.
It is an insult to families who are desperate to access technology for their children to leave brand new computers and tablets unused in closets and storage facilities, if auditors can’t locate an average of 180 computers per DOE location, this may be just the tip of the iceberg.
I know from my own experience from seeing police files on investigations into sexual abuse within the Scout Association that many of those people who have been victims of abuse choose not to bring compensation claims forward, in terms of figures, 50 is absolutely the tip of the iceberg.
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