make a meal (out) of

Definition of make a meal (out) of

  1. 1 :  to eat (a particular food) as a meal without anything else This bread is so good, I could make a meal of it.

  2. 2 British, informal :  to do (something) in a way that makes it seem more important or difficult than it really is It's not all that hard, you know! Don't make a meal of it!

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

mealplay
  1. :  an act or the time of eating a portion of food to satisfy appetite

    :  the portion of food eaten at a meal

  1. :  the usually coarsely ground and unbolted seeds of a cereal grass or pulse

    :  cornmeal

    :  a product resembling seed meal especially in particle size or texture

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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