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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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For more information on how to host a Breaking Bread event, call Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan at 403.
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There isn't a better way to debunk the ugly American image than sitting down in a person's home and breaking bread with them.
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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?
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.
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It's a wonderful tradition that our leaders followed, coming together to celebrate our democracy by breaking bread and sharing a toast.
The chiseled, 236-pound signal-caller first chewed on an eggplant dish and veal Sorrentino entree while breaking bread with Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer at Guerriero's Ristorante.
Breaking bread with him in the Lancastrian Suite will be two others who also fought the legendary Muhammad Ali.
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Under the Breaking Bread for Afghan Women initiative, a total of 270 pot-luck dinners or community events have been hosted by Canadians over the past two years.