make a meal of

make a meal of
make a meal of see under ↑meal1
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Main Entry:make
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make a meal of
1. To consume as a meal
2. To enjoy to the full
3. To treat or perform in an unnecessarily laborious or meticulous way
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Main Entry:meal

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make a meal (out) of
1 : to eat (a particular food) as your meal without anything else

This bread is so good, I could make a meal of it.

2 Brit, informal : to do (something) in a way that makes it seem more important or difficult than it really is

It's not all that hard, you know! Don't make a meal of it!

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Main Entry:meal

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