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 Break of Day.Break your Back (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Break the Ice (To).
To prepare the way; to cause the stiffness and reserve of intercourse with a stranger to relax; to impart to another bit by bit distressing news or a delicate subject.   1

 Break of Day.Break your Back (To). 

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