a mess of pottage

Definition of a mess of pottage

old-fashioned

  1. :  something that has little or no value They sold/traded their birthright for a mess of pottage.

Word by Word Definitions

messplay
  1. :  a quantity of food:

    :  food set on a table at one time

    :  a prepared dish of soft food

  1. :  to provide with meals at a mess

    :  to make dirty or untidy :  disarrange

    :  to mix up :  bungle

pottageplay
  1. :  a thick soup of vegetables and often meat


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