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break bread

To eat. We should break bread before the meal gets cold.
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break bread

Have a meal, eat. For example, It's hard to remain enemies when you've broken bread together. This term occurs in numerous places in the New Testament, where it sometimes means to share bread and other times to distribute food to others. In later usage it came to refer to the sacramental bread of Communion in Christian services. The latter survives in the spiritual hymn, "Let Us Break Bread Together." [1300s]
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break bread

To eat together.
See also: bread, break
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"Their breaking bread with President Ahmadinejad is a perversion of the search for peace and an appalling betrayal of religious values," Foxman said in a press release.
It is rare in healthcare, however, to be part of a "breaking bread" community with the people for whom you are caring.
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We are hungry for the spiritual nourishment of breaking bread and sharing the cup and celebrating Jesus in our midst.
The ancient tradition and ritual of breaking bread in communion with others has lasted through millennia to become the essence of Christianity today.
During the bishops' four-day meeting at a retreat house outside Toronto, they traveled into the city for Archbishop Andrew Hutchison's second fundraising dinner, called Breaking Bread with +Andrew: Dinner and Conversation With the Primate,
Other initiatives in Lozells include the Breaking Bread project, where young people in inner city areas are encouraged to develop positive relationships with each other.
'The crew's Europeans would still prefer to eat face-to-face.'" No word on whether Europeans subjected to the evolutionary pressure of being cooped up with crew mates 24/7 might eventually sour on the notion of breaking bread with them at the end of every day.
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Breaking bread, nourishing connections; people with and without disabilities together at mealtime.
Breaking Bread is a monthly meeting of women from all walks of life who aim to inspire each other and eat together.
It was ``in the breaking of the bread `` they recognise Him (was it the special way he had of breaking bread or was it the red weals on the back of his hands?) Tired as they were, they rushed back to tell the disciples they had seen the Risen Lord.
Father Dominic Garramone, host of the KETC Channel 9 PBS show "Breaking Bread with Father Dominic," will be a special guest, answering questions about holiday baking and signing his new book.
The Eucharistic practice of breaking bread and sharing it is not restricted to the inauguration of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, but, as was mentioned before, is reflected in Jesus' concern with food and feeding throughout his public ministry.