- make mincemeat of, to destroy utterly: He made mincemeat of his opponent's charges.
Origin of mincemeat
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Examples from the Web for mincemeat
Wet the edges of the pastry, and put some mincemeat into the middle of each round.The Skilful Cook
It was slaughtered, roasted, made into mincemeat and devoured.Eben Holden
As for the girl who had jilted him, I thought I could have made her into mincemeat.Out in the Forty-Five
Emily Sarah Holt
Also, there was a great deal of mincemeat, and it did not compare with Katy's.Quicksilver Sue</p>
Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Come, I see that your excellency wishes me to be cut into mincemeat!The Red Track
- a mixture of dried fruit, spices, etc, used esp for filling pies
- minced meat
- make mincemeat of informal to defeat completely
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Word Origin and History for mincemeat
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Idioms and Phrases with mincemeat
see make mincemeat of.
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