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break bread

To eat. We should break bread before the meal gets cold.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

break bread

To eat together.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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But when they stopped for the evening meal and the man broke bread with them, they recognized him as Christ.
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And what especially caught one's attention, more so than ever, was the tapestry that had been hung over the central door of the basilica, showing the true protagonist of the sacrament: the risen Christ, who, on the shore of the lake, broke bread with the apostles and commanded Peter to nourish the Church, as found in the last chapter of the Gospel of John, which was sung in both Latin and Greek.