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strong meat

anything arousing fear, anger, repulsion, etc, except among a tolerant or receptive minority: some scenes in the film were strong meat
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  • Miss Sedgwick stands the strong meat of Calvinism ten years, when we have this letter.

    Daughters of the Puritans Seth Curtis Beach
  • strong meat for old man Minick who had so long been fed on pap.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • Cottage cheese is a strong meat food, being the casein of the milk separated from the water.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • He is giving them strong meat whether they can bear it or no.

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
  • Technical treatises are too strong meat for his intellectual digestion.

    'I Believe' and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • "I fear me they have no stomach for strong meat," he said, pathetically.

    A Gamble with Life Silas K. Hocking
  • She was not ready for the strong meat of the Word, which was certainly what his elders fed to hungry souls at prayer-meetings.

    John Ward, Preacher Margaret Deland
  • It was not "strong meat," they said; there was nothing to argue about!

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • My heart was full and ready for strong meat, but none came to me.

    'Charge It' Irving Bacheller
  • It is varied, animated, full of strong meat, with not a dull page.

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