power lunch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

power +‎ lunch

Coined 1979, by Lee Eisenberg, writing in Esquire, in the article “America’s Most Powerful Lunch.”[1][2][3][4]

Noun[edit]

power lunch (plural power lunches)

  1. A working lunch at which important discussions may be held, and important decisions made.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Wordsmith at Heart
  2. ^ Lee Eisenberg, “America’s Most Powerful Lunch.”, Esquire, October 1979; Volume 92, No. 4 (cover)
  3. ^ Article begins: “It begins in New York every working day at 12:30 P.M. in the Bar Room of The Four Seasons. It ends with the decisions and the deals that will keep you in books, clothes, wine, and ideas for the rest of the year. Look inside and see who’s eating there and who gets the best table. Unless you're very persistent – or lucky – this is as close as you’ll get.”
  4. ^ The Big Apple: Power Breakfast; Power Lunch, September 18, 2004; many references.