Break–bread



a kind of food made of flour or meal that has been mixed with milk or water, made into a dough or batter, with or without yeast or other leavening agent, and baked.
food or sustenance; livelihood:
to earn one’s bread.
Slang. money.
Ecclesiastical. the wafer or bread used in a Eucharistic service.
Cookery. to cover with breadcrumbs or meal.
break bread,

to eat a meal, especially in companionable association with others.
to distribute or participate in Communion.

cast one’s bread upon the waters, to act generously or charitably with no thought of personal gain.
know which side one’s bread is buttered on, to be aware of those things that are to one’s own advantage.
take the bread out of someone’s mouth, to deprive someone of livelihood.
Contemporary Examples

Let’s Talk About Same-Sex Marriage David Frum February 13, 2013

Historical Examples

Tracts on the Sabbath Various
Cleek, the Master Detective Thomas W. Hanshew
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll
Dreamy Hollow Sumner Charles Britton
Black Man’s Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
Legends & Romances of Spain Lewis Spence
George Muller of Bristol Arthur T. Pierson
The Abolitionists John F. Hume
The Ego Machine Henry Kuttner

noun
a food made from a dough of flour or meal mixed with water or milk, usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
necessary food; nourishment: give us our daily bread
a slang word for money
(Christianity) a small loaf, piece of bread, or wafer of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist
bread and circuses, something offered as a means of distracting attention from a problem or grievance
break bread, See break (sense 46)
cast one’s bread upon the waters, to do good without expectation of advantage or return
to know which side one’s bread is buttered, to know what to do in order to keep one’s advantages
take the bread out of someone’s mouth, to deprive someone of a livelihood
verb
(transitive) to cover with breadcrumbs before cooking: breaded veal
n.
v.

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 ]
In addition to the idioms beginning with bread
bread and butter

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