meat grinder


: a device for cutting meat fine
: something that reduces, pulverizes, or destroys: such as
: a devastating military action or stratagem
the American public has watched the meat grinder in action on the Russian front, killing millions of troopsNew Republic
: a process (as an official investigation or examination) or a system that may have ruinous effect
if you went into public life you often put your career and your reputation in a political meat grinderSaturday Review

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“Meat grinder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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