mincemeat


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make mincemeat (out) of (someone)

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 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!
See also: hamburger, make, of, out, something

make mincemeat out of someone/something

verb
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make mincemeat of

Slang
To destroy utterly: made mincemeat of the opponent's argument.
See also: make, mincemeat, of
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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.
26) Initially, the Mincemeat planners understood that only Hitler could make a decision regarding German troop movements to Sicily.
The mincemeat is not as sweet as the other pies tested, and has strong hints of citrus.
Instead of spending hours on prep work, busy cooks can whip up flavorful Holiday Turkey Stuffing stuffing in just 15 minutes using None Such(R) Ready- to-Use Mincemeat.
Now put the last sheet of pastry on top of the rest, brush with butter, and place the apple and mincemeat filling all along the pastry lengthways in a band about 9 cm wide, 7.
Put a level teaspoon of mincemeat into each pastry case and top with a rounded tspn of custard.
The Christmas Nutcracker is a traditional brandy soaked mincemeat enveloped in generous layers of fresh cream.
5 million jars of mincemeat and 12 million jars of pickles, all packed in glass, but only a small percentage will be recycled.
A Bruins team that has only one player over 6-8 and no one over 223 pounds would figure to be mincemeat at the hands of Traylor and 6-9 teammates Jerod Ward and Maceo Baston.
CRIKEY, if looks could kill Britney would have made mincemeat out of the burger chef who nipped home early, leaving our Toxic star to go without her fast-food fix.
Break up mincemeat in a bowl, add walnuts, orange zest, a little nutmeg and mix well.
Tasters said: Second best, this pack of six, melt-in-the-mouth pies with 47 per cent luxury mincemeat are great value.
An employee there said he didn't expect many people to come in for burgers on a day typically reserved for turkey and mincemeat.
The pastry is buttery and you can taste the scrummy cherries in with the mincemeat.
This Kentucky mincemeat recipe is from The Joy of Cooking by Irma S.