Smaller part of a bigger problem or even a larger problematic situation.

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  • Iceberg is primarily a huge part of ice that is usually broken from a glacier and it floats in the ocean. This particular saying is a renowned 20th century metaphor that describes the top of the smaller part of a mountain. It is considered that an estimated 90% of an iceberg is usually underwater.
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Repairing roof leakage from inside is just the tip of the iceberg.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Tip of the Iceberg':

tip of the icebergOnly the beginning; just a small indication of a larger possibility; a problem is much bigger than it seems.
tip of the icebergOcean Scientists assert in reference to an 'iceberg': The {tip} exposed portion, visible above the sea, is only one eighth of the actual size of this awesome natural phenomenon found in the polar seas of our planet Earth.
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