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meat grinder

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meat grinder

noun phrase

A place or situation of extreme destruction: An Iraqi battalion had blundered badly, sending thinly armored personnel carriers across the border into a meat grinder, where Saudi and American missiles had all but demolished the invaders (1951+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Remove the meat and onions, and when cold pass through the meat grinder.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
  • Grind sufficient lamb to make a half pint, putting through the meat grinder with the lamb the leaves from six stalks of mint.

    Sandwiches Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
  • His body felt like it had been through a meat grinder, and it was almost impossible to think with the fog in his head.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • Put two crackers in the meat grinder, add bits of meat and pork and the rest of the crackers.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Or better still, as if they'd been accidentally dropped into a meat grinder.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • It makes up the stringy mass that clings to the cutter of the meat grinder when beef is being ground for Hamburg steak.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • Inspect pans, knives, meat grinder (have latter taken apart for you occasionally).

    Military Instructors Manual

    James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
  • Remove the petals of the flower from the seed; then mince finely by running through the meat grinder.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core

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