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What cliche de-emphasizes the visible 1/9th?




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Answer: tip of the iceberg

The tip of the iceberg is the part of the iceberg (about 1/9th) that projects above the surface of the water. The phrase implies that the real magnitude of the problem isn't apparent.

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