[ mins-meet ]
/ ˈmɪnsˌmit /


a mixture composed of minced apples, suet, and sometimes meat, together with raisins, currants, candied citron, etc., for filling a pie.
anything cut up very small, especially meat.

Idioms for 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

/ (ˈmɪnsˌmiːt) /


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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Idioms and Phrases with mincemeat


see make mincemeat of.

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