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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.
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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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He taught and learned from Hindu and Muslim students, he broke bread with cardinals and atheists.
Beck (psychology, Abilene Christian U.) ponders why so many churches ostensibly following a Messiah who broke bread with tax collectors and sinners, retreat into exclusion and the quarantine of gated communities.
During the primary, Rae received calls from Massachusetts senator John Kerry and Hillary and Bill Clinton, and even broke bread with their daughter, Chelsea.
They spent all that time together, walking and talking, but it was not until He broke bread with them that "their eyes were opened and they recognised Him, and He disappeared from their sight.
But when they stopped for the evening meal and the man broke bread with them, they recognized him as Christ.
11 at Jamie Kennedy's new restaurant in Toronto's Gardiner Museum to fete "Little Children." Minimajor's Michael Lynne, Rolf Mittweg and pic's exec producer Kent Alter man broke bread with helmer Todd Field and thesps Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson and Noah Emmerich.
Another ex-CIA agent, Vince Cannistraro, who says he "broke bread with Hekmatyar," agrees with Scheuer.
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.
He broke bread with them and then they recognised him but he vanished.
He broke bread with the Pharisees even though they drove him crazy sometimes, because he deeply understood the human need for the outward signs they employed.