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make mincemeat (out) of (someone or something)

To decisively and severely punish or defeat someone. If he doesn't stop teasing me, I'm going to make mincemeat of him. You better practice for Sunday's match, or your opponent will make mincemeat out of you.
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make mincemeat (out) of someone

 and make hamburger (out) of someone
Fig. to beat or pound someone or something; to treat someone or something roughly. (As if chopping someone up.) If you don't behave, I'll make mincemeat out of you. Do you want Fred to make hamburger out of you?
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make mincemeat of

Also, make hamburger of. Thrash, beat decisively, as in That bully will make mincemeat of my son, or The other team will make hamburger out of us. This idiom alludes to finely chopping up meat. The first term dates from about 1700, the variant from the first half of the 1900s.
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make mincemeat of someone

INFORMAL
If you make mincemeat of someone, you defeat them completely in a fight, argument, or competition. There was a time when the US champion would have made mincemeat of any British challenger. Her lawyers would make mincemeat of him. Note: In British English, mincemeat is meat that has been cut into very small pieces.
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make mincemeat of

defeat decisively or easily in a fight, contest, or argument. informal
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make ˈmincemeat of somebody/something

(informal) defeat somebody completely in a fight, argument, etc.; completely destroy somebody’s argument, theory, etc: France made mincemeat of Portugal, beating them 5 goals to nil.The professor made mincemeat of the speaker at the conference.

make hamburger out of someone/something

and make mincemeat out of someone/something
tv. to beat someone or something to a pulp; to destroy someone or something. The puppy made mincemeat out of my paper. Say that again and I’ll make hamburger out of you!

make mincemeat out of someone/something

verb

make mincemeat of

Slang
To destroy utterly: made mincemeat of the opponent's argument.
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Pastry is buttery and tasty, while the mincemeat is very fruity, filled with cranberries, clementine, cherries and a kick of brandy.
Waitrose 1 All Butter Mince Pies, PS2.50 Very nice buttery pastry and good, tasty mincemeat, but disappointing to bite into the pies to find them only half-full of mince.
MINCE PIES (MAKES 24 SMALL PIES OR 12 MEDIUM) Mincemeat: 225g apples, peeled 1 lemon, juice and zest 1 orange, juice and zest 1/4tsp cinnamon 100g mixed peel Pinch nutmeg 2tsp mixed spice 100g suet, beef or vegetarian 175g raisins 75g ground almonds 175g dark brown sugar 110g sultanas 110g currants 3tbs brandy Sweet Shortcrust Pastry: 250g plain flour 100g chilled butter Pinch salt 2 eggs, beaten 100g icing sugar In addition: Fairy cake tin 1 egg, beaten To make the mincemeat, combine all the ingredients except the brandy together.
It was for mincemeat cookies that may have been called mincemeat stars, and it was printed on the box or jar of store-bought mincemeat.
From this inauspicious beginning sprang Operation Mincemeat, one of the most creative, ambitious, and ultimately successful deception plans in history.
Cholmondeley, armed with the knowledge about the fate of Danielou's notebook, convinced British leadership to authorize a Haversack ruse style military deception plan, later known as "Operation Mincemeat." (16) With Montagu taking creative lead, the two intelligence officers planned this operation to reinforce Operation Barclay, a deception operation supporting the Allied invasion of Sicily, already underway in the Mediterranean theater.
Welsh competed chef New ADD THE FILLING Use about 2 tspns of mincemeat per case, being careful not to overfill.
The British had an ace up their sleeves, said Ben Macintyre, whose book 'Operation Mincemeat' is now a BBC documentary.
Every conceivable weakness in the Mincemeat plot had to be anticipated.
The successful execution of this clever ruse, code named "Operation Mincemeat," is the subject of this entertaining nonfiction spy thriller.
The six-year-old is held in high regard and was third on his debut in a bumper behind General Miller before going on to make mincemeat of his rivals in his only hurdle outing at Ludlow last November when he beat Double Dash by seven lengths.
"June Ackland would have made mincemeat out of him if she'd been about!"
Milosevic, a lawyer, has defended himself, and "has made mincemeat out of the Prosecutors' case by himself," contends Malic.
COUNTRYSIDE: Sandi Anderson requested a recipe for real mincemeat. This Kentucky mincemeat recipe is from The Joy of Cooking by Irma S.
No one said it was going to be easy to run Hollywood, and if we can't completely control a provincial, parochial, and paranoid place like Hollywood, how can we expect to take charge of the world and make mincemeat of that cute Vladimir Putin, even if he is kind of short and looks a little like Ed Harris if he'd done time running the KGB?