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.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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