We met over dinner

  • Qaz_

    Senior Member
    American English
    It means they shared a meal together (in this case dinner) and it was the occasion of their meeting for the first time as well.
     

    Qaz_

    Senior Member
    American English
    Actually, it does not necessarily have to be their first meeting now that I think about it. It could be any old meeting between the two.
     

    JamesM

    Senior Member
    It means "we met during dinner" or "we were first introduced or first became acquainted during a dinner".

    It's interesting how something seems so natural until someone asks a question about it. :) I have no idea why we say, "we met over dinner/lunch". To me it is a fairly formal way to express the thought.
     
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