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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Broach.
 
To broach a new subject. To start one in conversation. The allusion is to beer tubs. If one is flat, another must be tapped. A broach is a peg or pin, and to broach a cask is to bore a hole in the top for the vent-peg.   1
       
“I did broach this business to your highness.”
       
Shakespeare: Henry VIII., ii. 4.
 


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