make mincemeat (out) of

Definition of make mincemeat (out) of

informal

  1. :  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

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

mincemeatplay
  1. :  minced meat

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

  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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