make mincemeat (out) of something

make mincemeat (out) of something
make mincemeat (out) of (someone/something) to destroy or defeat someone or something completely.

A good lawyer would have made mincemeat of them in court.

Etymology: from the literal meaning of mincemeat (= a food in which different things are cut up into very small pieces)

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