meat and drink to someone
meat and drink to (one)
Particularly appealing or enjoyable to one, especially when most people would regard the same task or topic with disdain. Working on complex pension calculations would put me to sleep, but it's meat and drink to my brother.
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meat and drink to someonemainly BRITISH
If something is meat and drink to you, it is something that you get great pleasure or satisfaction from or something that helps you to succeed. What normal people considered pressure was meat and drink to Maxwell. Of course celebrity disaster stories are meat and drink to the tabloids.
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