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fresh meat

1. A person or group of people, especially newcomers, who are seen by others as a new target for scorn, humiliation, ridicule, or sexual advances. When you first enter high school, you're often seen as fresh meat—an easy target for thick-skulled upperclassmen. John is a scumbag to women, referring to groups he finds in bars as "fresh meat" for his sexual conquests.
2. Any newcomer or group of newcomers entering into a wider group or organization. Every summer, we get a bunch of fresh meat entering into the company as interns, having just graduated from the local university.
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org/) for size; and in the event of problems, to monitor the many Linux discussion and "how-to" sites like Freshmeat and Slashdot.
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