Feeding of the Five Thousand

Feeding of the Five Thousand
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a story from the ↑Bible in which Jesus performs a ↑miracle by providing food for 5000 people with only five ↑loaves of bread and two fish. People sometimes use this phrase humorously to talk about a situation in which they have to provide a meal for a lot of people.
We have Beth's family and mine coming for Christmas, so it'll be like the Feeding of the Five Thousand.

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