Break The News Meaning & Sentence Examples

Break The News Definition, Sentence Examples

BREAK THE NEWS MEANING – Find out what break the news really means. Example sentences of this idiomatic expression can also be found here.

The idiom “break the news” may have its origins in the medieval messenger who bear messages in the form of rolls of parchment that were sealed. The news would be revealed to the receiver after the message was opened, breaking the seal.

Since the 1500s, the phrase “break a matter” has meant to disclose some fresh knowledge. But the fields of journalism, radio, and television are where this idiom is most frequently used.

Break The News Meaning:

  • to spread awareness of something.
  • to deliver terrible news to someone.
  • to share fresh, significant knowledge with someone.
  • to publish fresh facts publicly.

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Here are examples of sentences that use break the news:

  1. I can’t wait to break the news to my friends that I am having a baby!
  2. They just broke the news online that there was a mass shooting in Cebu.
  3. Olie has to break the news to his wife.
  4. We are going to have to break the news to the class that the program has been cancelled.

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