So, the prince in the old saying “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper” might need to retire.
After the event, she even scheduled a lunch date with an aide.
Then, after lunch, another story meeting, a film, or my own work session, alone.
She was paying for her lunch when her debit card got rejected in front of everybody.
And he said, "No, we really should go out to lunch together."
On the next day after lunch the Games Committee met in "the Bull's" study.
Also it's the long yellow bag the cook puts the night shift's lunch in.
"I shan't be able to lunch with you today, Mrs. Newton," Olwen said rather quickly.
The lunch at Buckingham Palace was an entirely friendly affair.
After lunch, at about three, they started on their walk, and managed to ferry themselves over the river.
"mid-day repast," 1786, shortened form of luncheon (q.v.). The verb meaning "to take to lunch" (said to be from the noun) also is attested from 1786:
PRATTLE. I always to be ſure, makes a point to keep up the dignity of the family I lives in. Wou'd you take a more ſolid refreſhment?--Have you lunch'd, Mr. Bribe?But as late as 1817 the only definition of lunch in Webster's is "a large piece of food." OED says in 1820s the word "was regarded either as a vulgarism, or as a fashionable affectation." Related: Lunched; lunching. Lunch money is attested from 1868; lunch-time (n.) is from 1821; lunch hour is from 1840. Slang phrase out to lunch "insane, stupid, clueless" first recorded 1955, on notion of being "not there." Old English had nonmete "afternoon meal," literally "noon-meat."
BRIBE. Lunch'd O dear! Permit me, my dear Mrs. Prattle, to refreſh my sponge, upon the honey dew that clings to your raviſhing pouters. O! Mrs. Prattle, this ſhall be my lunch. (kiſſes)
["The Mode," in William Davies' "Plays Written for a Private Theatre," London, 1786]