make a meal (out) of

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Definition of make a meal (out) of 

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 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!

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