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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]
See also: bread, break

break bread

To eat together.
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These enslaved Africans, our Christian forebears, remind and challenge us that we cannot break bread together unless we work together for a world where hunger is a distant memory rather than a present haunting scandal.
Certainly we suffer when our nearest and dearest are hurting--our families and friends with whom we break bread often.
The highest compliment I can thus pay Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman is that I'd love to break bread with Yvon Chouinard.
Then Phil tells us the stories of his grand tour of every AK47'd revolutionary clan he convinced to break bread with him.
The same spirituals learned in Sunday school--"Let Us Break Bread Together," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hand," were born when slaves, newly converted to Christianity, took words from the Bible, and turned them into religious songs and church rituals that many black churches still use today.
Sit down to break bread with someone else instead of shoveling your food alone.
I am honored and consider it a personal privilege to break bread with the plank owners of Combat Control.
Eucharist was centre stage, flanked by such hymns as Let Us Break Bread Together.
In this latter assignment we were fortunate to break bread with Lear--who was then producing the television series All in the Family--and suggest to him that he give "Meathead" (Archie's son-in-law) a vasectomy.
A more intimate bash in the Berlinale Dining Club followed the next evening, providing a prime networking opportunity for the thesps to break bread with top international industryites, such as Myriad Films honcho Marianne Pilowsky; Italia Cinema's Georgio Gossetti; Bavaria Media pros Thorsten Ritter and Sebastian Kiesmuller; Hollywood producer Evzen Kolar; Teutonic helmer Eckhart Schmidt; and Italian helmer Gabriele Salvatores, whose "I'm Not Scared" bowed in the Berlin competition.
The kick-off is National Mix It Up at Lunch Day on November 21, 2002, during which students from across the country will make a commitment to sit someplace new and to break bread with someone new.
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mcenroe and John Smith, also from the Break Bread Crew, reinforce a couple of tracks.
You're invited to break bread," it read, to create "a sense of community" by networking and sharing fellowship among African Americans in Oak Par.
But break bread with other queers, and the difference shows in every gesture you make.