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mincemeat

[ mins-meet ]
/ ˈmɪnsˌmit /
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noun
a mixture composed of minced apples, raisins, currants, candied citron, suet, etc., originally and traditionally also containing meat, for filling a pie.
meat that is ground up or cut in very small pieces.
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Idioms about mincemeat

    make mincemeat of, to destroy utterly: He made mincemeat of his opponent's charges.

Origin of mincemeat

First recorded in 1655–65; mince + meat
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British Dictionary definitions for mincemeat

mincemeat
/ (ˈmɪnsˌmiːt) /

noun
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with mincemeat

mincemeat

see make mincemeat of.

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