make mincemeat (out) of someone

make mincemeat (out) of someone
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: mincemeat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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

  • 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 — (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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • mincemeat — mince|meat [ mıns,mit ] noun uncount 1. ) a sweet food made by mixing small pieces of DRIED FRUIT and SPICES, used especially to make mince pies 2. ) minced meat make mincemeat (out) of someone INFORMAL to defeat someone thoroughly in a game,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mincemeat — UK [ˈmɪnsˌmiːt] / US [ˈmɪnsˌmɪt] noun [uncountable] 1) a sweet food made by mixing small pieces of dried fruit and spices, used especially to make mince pies 2) minced meat • make mincemeat (out) of someone informal to defeat someone thoroughly… …   English dictionary

  • mincemeat — [[t]mɪ̱nsmiːt[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Mincemeat is a sticky mixture of small pieces of dried fruit. It is usually cooked in pastry to make mince pies. 2) N UNCOUNT Mincemeat is the same as mince. [mainly BRIT] Syn: mince (in AM, use ground beef,… …   English dictionary

  • mincemeat — [ˈmɪnsˌmiːt] noun [U] a sweet food made by mixing small pieces of DRIED FRUIT and SPICES • make mincemeat (out) of sb informal to defeat someone thoroughly in a game, fight, or argument[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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