make mincemeat (out) of

Definition of make mincemeat (out) of

informal
:to destroy, ruin, or defeat (someone or something) in a very thorough and complete way
  • Last year's champions have been making mincemeat of the competition again this year.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

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

  2. : brand

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

mincemeat play
  1. : minced meat

  2. : a finely chopped mixture (as of raisins, apples, and spices) sometimes with meat that is often used as pie filling

  3. : a state of destruction or annihilation

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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