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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

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


make mincemeat of

To destroy utterly: made mincemeat of the opponent's argument.
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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.
26) Initially, the Mincemeat planners understood that only Hitler could make a decision regarding German troop movements to Sicily.
Every conceivable weakness in the Mincemeat plot had to be anticipated.
funds, and made mincemeat out of statutory law by engaging in rogue foreign-policy gambits.
It really comes into its own in desserts such as fruitcake, plum pudding, bread pudding, pecan pie, mincemeat pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate sauce, cakes, cookies and brownies.
One has only to recall Pablo Picasso's aggressive remark that he had to "end" his Cubist analysis of the figure in a caricature or there would have been nothing left of it; in a sense, he made mincemeat of it.
cream cheese 2 cups powdered sugar About 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup prepared mincemeat 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
With only a month or so to go until Christmas Day, it's a great time to start putting together the ingredients for our Christmas Cakes, puddings and, as we're doing today, our jars of mincemeat.
Put all the ingredients for the mincemeat, except the rum, in a large pan and cook over a low heat, for about 10 minutes.
INGREDIENTS: 250g plain flour 150g cold butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing 2 level tsp icing sugar 1 medium egg yolk 250g mincemeat milk for glazing METHOD: Put the flour into a bowl, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
3 Divide the mincemeat between the pastry cases, using about half a tablespoon for each one.