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+)
I do not recommend the meat grinder, which we tried, to terrible, terrible effect.
But having been through the meat grinder once, he knew what it would take to win and concluded he didn't have the heart for it.
Remove the meat and onions, and when cold pass through the meat grinder.
Grind sufficient lamb to make a half pint, putting through the meat grinder with the lamb the leaves from six stalks of mint.
It makes up the stringy mass that clings to the cutter of the meat grinder when beef is being ground for Hamburg steak.
Or better still, as if they'd been accidentally dropped into a meat grinder.
Grind the meat and almonds in a meat grinder, or chop very fine.
Remove the petals of the flower from the seed; then mince finely by running through the meat grinder.
The Family will probably put you through the meat grinder, but remember that they don't control this business.
Chop the onions very fine or put them through the meat grinder, and fry them brown in the fat.