Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Minced meat; meat chopped very fine; a mixture of boiled meat, suet, apples, etc., chopped very fine, to which spices and raisins are added; -- used in making mince pie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Meat chopped small; hence, anything chopped or broken into small pieces, literally or figuratively.
  • n. The material of which mince-pies are made. Also called minced meat and mince.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. spiced mixture of chopped raisins and apples and other ingredients with or without meat

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Examples

  • Franken asked if the word "privacy" was there … in a clean and well-thought out point making mince-meat of the small-brained Republican attacks so far.

    Sotomayor stumped

  • Franken asked if the word "privacy" was there ... in a clean and well-thought out point making mince-meat of the small-brained Republican attacks so far.

    Sotomayor stumped

  • Or laughs too loudly at a bosss obnoxious joke, or tells his mother-in-law, I love this mince-meat pie, then murmurs to his spouse between burps in the middle of the night: Is she trying to kill me?

    The Two Faces Of Gordon Brown

  • Obama will be trying to create flowery "new politics" while the Republican machine, funded by billions of dollars of special interests, will make mince-meat of him.

    Schneider: Clinton, Obama win each other's voters

  • He let the Clintons run all over him, and hence mince-meat politics, as usual.

    Poll: Rising number of voters find campaign too negative, dull

  • That one instant had made mince-meat of my decades long yam dish history and a new tradition was born.

    Karen Leland: What I Learned From A Yam

  • Colbert was hilarious but I did not feel he made "mince-meat" of Ross.

    You Say That as if it's a Bad Thing

  • Sorry Hillary, You Don't Make the Grade yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Sorry Hillary, You Don\'t Make the Grade'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: C\'mon Hillary, while you make an imposing figure up on the stage with your icy stares and your searing wit, the Republican Party will make mince-meat out of your poorly crafted statements.

    Sorry Hillary, You Don't Make the Grade

  • Hizonner will make mince-meat of her, although, as One London Blogger points out, she is considerably prettier than he is.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • And so in truth they did, although so little dreaming it; for no Doone that was ever born, however much of a Carver, might vie with our Annie for mince-meat.

    Lorna Doone

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