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Breasts (on a dish) are the emblem of St Agatha.

The breast is also used for a person's chest regarded as the seat of the emotions, and the repository of consciousness, designs, and secrets. The phrase make a clean breast of, meaning make a full disclosure or confession, is recorded from the mid 18th century.

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