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- n. a dish consisting of slices of English muffins with poached eggs, ham or bacon and hollandaise sauce
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There had been a moment during the breakfast meeting, though, after the backslapping and the small talk and when all of us were seated, with Vice President Cheney eating his eggs Benedict impassively and Karl Rove at the far end of the table discreetly checking his BlackBerry, that I witnessed a different side of the man.
There were no other guests, and he was able to order both breakfasts without embarrassment: eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce and johnnycakes with sausages and apple sauce.
Q-time to spend decompressing with friends, chitchatting gaily over flutes of mimosas, waiting lazily for the eggs Benedict to materialize.