break bread with

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break bread with (someone)

To eat with someone. To break bread with one's enemy is the fastest way to find common ground.
See also: bread, break
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break bread with someone

Fig. to eat a meal with someone. Please come by and break bread with us sometime. I would like to break bread with you.
See also: bread, break
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

break bread with

share a meal with someone. dated
See also: bread, break
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References in classic literature ?
"No, no," she said, earnestly and kindly, "leave us like a friend-- break bread with us once more.
The winner can invite up to seven friends to break bread with Buffett, 87, who is chairman of American multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc, at New York steakhouse Smith & Wollensky.
We will break bread with those who ask for help." The Turkish leader said the so-called Islamic State (IS) was being used as a pretext for storing weapons in Syria even though, he claimed, the group has completely lost its power.
"This is the one event where thousands of people from across all walks of life sit together for a single meal, break bread with friends and families and experience a sense of magic in the desert."
But Mr Martin trumps them both as 44% of voters would like to break bread with him.
It was in their plush offices at Happy Valley that I visited Tony a couple of years back, so it will be extra special to break bread with him next month.
Here is an example of how civilising it is to break bread with others.
Do they break bread with the gentry Or feed where ghoulies fed?
27.3 Percentage who would want to break bread with Albert Einstein.
then the wipe the In fact I'd rather swallow the civets whole excrescence raw than to break bread with Rupert Murdoch and his cut-throat, bottom-dwelling reptiles any day of the week.
And sitting down in the middle of a gorgeous landscape to break bread with strangers who will become, by the end of the meal, new friends what could be better, or more beautiful?
Last night the highest bid to break bread with Rudd stood at 15,600 dollars, reports.
More than 300 religious and political leaders met in New York in September to break bread with an unlikely dinner guest: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The word "companion" comes from the Old French word "compaignon" with the first usage noted in 1297, derived from the Latin roots, com- ("with") and panis ("bread"), meaning literally, "someone you break bread with." The word "compassion" also comes through Old French (1340) from Latin roots, com- and pati ("to suffer").
PERHAPS THE LESSON FOR CHRISTIANS IN THESE two books is that every time we sit down to break bread with one another we are celebrating a "memorial meal" in which we are called to be conscious and conscientious eaters, people who are grateful for the food that is both "fruit of the vine and work of human hands." Amen.