Hackfleisch

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Compound of hacken +‎ Fleisch (“hacked meat”).

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Hackfleisch n ‎(genitive Hackfleischs or Hackfleisches, no plural)

  1. minced meat
    Frikadellen sind aus Hackfleisch.
    Meatballs are made from minced meat..
  2. (figuratively, informal) the victim of a beating or a harsh reprehension
    Aus dem mach ich Hackfleisch!
    (literally:) I'll make him into minced meat!
    Wenn der Direktor das mitkriegt, bist du Hackfleisch.
    (literally:) If the principal finds out about that, you'll be minced meat.

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