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1. A high-powered business meeting conducted during a lunch at a restaurant. The boss has always used power lunches as an effective means of securing deals with potential clients and contractors.
2. Any lunchtime meal that is considered especially nutritious and energy-rich. For an incredible power lunch, try a poached egg and smashed avocado on thick-cut wholegrain toast, with a side salad full of green superfoods like spinach and kale.
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An important business meeting conducted over lunch (or breakfast) for exchanging high-level information or pushing one’s product or cultivating contacts. In Fast Company (April 1, 2004), an article headed “Just Don’t Call It a Power Lunch” claims it should simply be called a business lunch (or breakfast). Nevertheless, the term, dating from the second half of the 1900s, persists.
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