have/take a butcher's

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have/take a butcher's

British, informal
: to look at something
  • This may be what we need. Have a butcher's.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

butcher play
  1. : a person who slaughters animals or dresses their flesh

  2. : a dealer in meat

  3. : one that kills ruthlessly or brutally

  1. : to slaughter and dress for market

  2. : to kill in a barbarous manner

  3. : botch


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