a mixture composed of apples, suet, and sometimes , together with raisins, currants, candied citron, etc., for filling a pie.
anything cut up very small, especially .
make mincemeat of, to destroy utterly:
He made mincemeat of his opponent’s charges.
a mixture of dried fruit, spices, etc, used esp for filling pies
(informal) make mincemeat of, to defeat completely
1660s, originally in the figurative sense of what someone plans to make of his enemy, an alteration of earlier minced meat (1570s); from mince (v.) + meat (n.). Mince-pie is attested from c.1600; as rhyming slang for “eye” it is attested from 1857.
make hamburger (or hash or mincemeat) out of someone or something
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- Mince words
verb phrase to restrain oneself in conversation to avoid offense
[minch] /mɪntʃ/ noun 1. a sea channel between mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides islands. 25–45 miles (40–70 km) wide. See also . /mɪntʃ/ noun 1. the Minch, a channel of the Atlantic divided into the North Minch between the mainland of Scotland and the Isle of Lewis, and the Little Minch between the Isle […]
/minˈxɑː; Yiddish ˈminxa/ noun 1. (Judaism) the afternoon service
[Sephardic Hebrew meen-khah; Ashkenazic Hebrew min-khuh] /Sephardic Hebrew minˈxɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪn xə/ noun, Hebrew. 1. . [Sephardic Hebrew meen-khah; Ashkenazic Hebrew min-khuh] /Sephardic Hebrew minˈxɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪn xə/ noun, Hebrew. 1. the daily Jewish religious service conducted in the afternoon.