Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device for cutting meat into very small pieces.
  • noun A physically dangerous or wearing activity, as a military battle, or an occupational or athletic activity.
  • noun A process that is likely to be injurious in a non-physical way.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

meat +‎ grinder

Examples

  • The problem now is noone wants to get their people killed in a meatgrinder, which is what both iraq and afghanistan are turning out to be because we didn't do the job right the first time.

    Edwards: Axelrod's Comments About Bhutto And Hillary "Ridiculous"

  • Once Chinese communist armies had entered that war in massive numbers in late 1950 and inflicted a terrible series of defeats on American forces but could not sweep them off the peninsula, that conflict settled into a "meatgrinder" of a stalemate in which the hope of taking significant territory faded; yet some measure of success was needed as public frustration mounted in the United States: thus began the infamous body count of enemy dead.

    Tom Engelhardt: The Ponzi Scheme Presidency

  • As LBJ ruled significant military targets out of bounds for American bombers and General William Westmoreland adopted his "meatgrinder" strategy, a rough division of labor took shape within the GOP.

    Congress, the President, and the Battle of Ideas: Vietnam Policy, 1965-1969

  • PDF file and cover image, upload it into the company's "meatgrinder" tool, and in a matter of minutes, you create your e-book in just about every format you'd want.

    eCoustics.com news

  • PDF file and cover image, upload it into the company's "meatgrinder" tool, and in a matter of minutes, you create your e-book in just about every format you'd want.

    CNET News.com

  • Give them your book in. doc format & they put it through their "meatgrinder" translater program and spit out a bunch of different versions of the book, including EPUB and mobipocket (kindle).

    Wetmachine

  • Give them your book in. doc format & they put it through their "meatgrinder" translater program and spit out a bunch of different versions of the book, including EPUB and mobipocket (kindle).

    Wetmachine

  • Give them your book in. doc format & they put it through their "meatgrinder" translater program and spit out a bunch of different versions of the book, including EPUB and mobipocket (kindle).

    Wetmachine

  • they put it through their "meatgrinder" translater program and spit out a bunch of different versions of the book, including EPUB and mobipocket (kindle).

    Wetmachine

  • they put it through their "meatgrinder" translater program and spit out a bunch of different versions of the book, including EPUB and mobipocket (kindle).

    Wetmachine

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.