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broach (one's) claret

To draw blood, typically in some sort of fight. "Claret" is a type of red wine. A: "Who broached your claret?" B: "Bill punched me in the nose. Can you help me clean up this blood?" Do you challenge me to a fight? Well, I will most certainly broach your claret—I hope you're ready for that!
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broach (something) with (someone)

To mention or discuss something with someone. I wouldn't broach that topic with him unless you want to hear about it for hours. Everyone knows you shouldn't broach the issues of politics or religion at a dinner party.
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broach something with someone

 and broach something to someone
to mention something to someone; to bring up an idea to someone. I hate to be the one to have to broach this to you, but your trousers are torn. This delicate matter must be broached with Mr. Rogers.
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A broach is a long multitooth cutting tool with successively deeper cuts.
The combination of a CNC broach machine with an automatic toolchanger finally gives broach machines the ability to perform true JIT manufacturing.
Asked about crucial BV-T specifications, Ray Wagner, National Broach & Machine Co, director of sales and marketing, says that the BV-T machines are available in pulling capacities from 5 to 30 tons, and that the table-surface setting can be varied from as low as 33[inches] (840 mm) to as high as 46[inches] (1150 mm).
Internal broach tools up to 20" in diameter and 150" in length are manufactured and heat treated by the company.
Performance of recycled wheels is identical to that of new wheels, and recycling can reduce average wheel cost per broach substantially.
For through-hole broaching, no obstructions can be present to block passage of the broach.
The standard flat broach, used for all cuts, is shown in foreground.
The new broach design offers better tool life because of the longer tooth land and subsequent increase in the number of Possible face rinds.
integrates BROACH into the weapon system and is responsible for the development of Imaging Infrared Seeker hardware and Autonomous Targeting Acquisition (ATA) software, thus providing the Navy with a launch and leave weapon with standoff precision strike capability.
He feels his broach is a simpler machine with reduced maintenance requirements and no need for periodic tooling adjustments.
Storm Shadow missile equipped with the BROACH lethal package during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
2003), which could further complicate a counselor's decision on when and how to broach.
By comparison, just 47 percent of these same advisors broach FIAs when interfacing with clients holding investable assets of $100,000 to $499,999 (Figure 4).
A broach is a special cutting tool used to shape or enlarge holes.
Retailer Marks & Spencer is selling an enamel poppy broach - M&S's fastest-selling jewellery item of all time - for [pounds sterling]15.