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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.
See also: bread, break
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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.
Help at hand: John Steventon, food bank development worker, at the Break Bread Food Bank.
Certainly we suffer when our nearest and dearest are hurting--our families and friends with whom we break bread often.
It is an old Roman custom to break bread over a bride's head to wish her good luck.
'It is more offensive to break bread with the guy,' Mr.
in fact, with a paltry three per cent of votes he was the man Brits would least like to break bread with.
They could hope for a future when they could feel His touch, break bread with Him and watch Him preach to the crowds.
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.
This 60-member group meets monthly to "break bread" and hold programs and discussions that promote interaction and collegiality among all legal professionals.
Whenever you "break bread" with your customers--which is what you're doing when you're selling a contract--never eat and run.
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.