make mincemeat (out) of

make mincemeat (out) of
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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  • make mincemeat out of — informal : to destroy, ruin, or defeat (someone or something) in a very thorough and complete way Last year s champions have been making mincemeat of the competition again this year. • • • Main Entry: ↑mincemeat …   Useful english dictionary

  • make mincemeat (out) of someone — informal phrase to defeat someone thoroughly in a game, fight, or argument She could make mincemeat of her husband on the golf course. Thesaurus: to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • make mincemeat (out) of someone — 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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make mincemeat out of — verb To defeat ones opponent easily and completely during a fight, contest, or debate. The invading army made mincemeat out of our troops …   Wiktionary

  • make mincemeat out of someone or something — Go to make hamburger out of someone or something …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • make mincemeat (out) of — {v. phr.} To destroy completely. * /The defense attorney made mincemeat of the prosecution s argument./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make mincemeat (out) of — {v. phr.} To destroy completely. * /The defense attorney made mincemeat of the prosecution s argument./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ mincemeat\ out\ of — v. phr. To destroy completely. The defense attorney made mincemeat of the prosecution s argument …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make hamburger out of someone or something — AND make mincemeat out of someone or something tv. to beat someone or something to a pulp; to destroy someone or something. □ The puppy made mincemeat out of my paper. □ They threatened to make hamburger out of me …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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