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broach (one's) claret

To draw blood, typically in some sort of fight. "Claret" is a type of red wine. A: "Who broached your claret?" B: "Bill punched me in the nose. Can you help me clean up this blood?" Do you challenge me to a fight? Well, I will most certainly broach your claret—I hope you're ready for that!
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broach (something) with (someone)

To mention or discuss something with someone. I wouldn't broach that topic with him unless you want to hear about it for hours. Everyone knows you shouldn't broach the issues of politics or religion at a dinner party.
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broach something with someone

 and broach something to someone
to mention something to someone; to bring up an idea to someone. I hate to be the one to have to broach this to you, but your trousers are torn. This delicate matter must be broached with Mr. Rogers.
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Participant 4 recalled an example of when a client broached the topic of race before she (the counselor) was fully prepared for it:
The part was broached at a rate of 2,000 parts per regrind with 8 or 10 regrinds.
The 2 ministers likewise broached provincial and international challenges of common interest, notably the battle against terrorism in Africa and the world and also the Malian and Libyan problems.
NNA - Economy and Trade Minister, Alan Hakim, met on Wednesday afternoon with Poland's Ambassador to Lebanon, where they broached means of bolstering economic diplomacy between the two countries.
Summary: Health Minister SaE[macron]d Barkat broached before the World Health Assembly in Geneva, on behalf of African group, the continent's big preoccupations.
Clients in this study reported a greater willingness to return to counselors who broached the issue of race.
Their glances to one another when the subject of prostitution is first broached, as well as their progressive treatment of all characters who aren't white males, suggests that they know the cameras are on them and they're a little concerned with how they'll look to audiences a century-plus in the future.
Judy Yudof, lay president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, broached the subject to the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, which will consider it in March.
Almost any irregular cross-section can be broached as long as all surfaces of the section remain parallel to the direction of broach travel.
When the topic of rail spending is broached, most automatically think back on the hundreds of recent articles and debates they have read or witnessed regarding light and commuter rail.
NNA - Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) Head, Walid Jumblatt, on Thursday afternoon met at his Clemenceau residence with Canadian Labor and Social Development Minister, Honn Johnson Kenny, where they broached the current political developments in Lebanon and the region.
That's close to how Major League slugger Barry Bonds broached the who-should-get-what-if-we-split question when he signed a prenuptial agreement the day before he married his now ex-wife.
Using a stepping profile that allows use of lower forces, the press varies the step size of a cut to improve the surface finish and overall quality of a broached part.
The questions of security, privacy, regulatory concerns and delivery systems will be broached," Drake added.
NNA - "National Struggle" Front Head, Walid Jumblatt, met Tuesday at his Clemenceau residence with a delegation of "Muslim Scholars" Body in Lebanon, where they broached the Arsal incident.