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- (idiomatic) To defeat one's opponent easily and completely during a fight, contest, or debate.
- 2007, Harry Lawson & Varghese Kattooparambil, Tom of Twofold Bay, →ISBN, page 21:
- He had the uncanny ability to demolish his opponents with ease and make mincemeat out of them.
- 2007, Karl Schroeder, Sun of Suns, →ISBN, page 140:
- But the five ships on the other side of the mined zone were making mincemeat out of them anyway.
- The invading army made mincemeat out of our troops.
- (idiomatic) To utterly destroy.
- 2016, Cathy Kelly, Secrets of a Happy Marriage, →ISBN:
- He made mincemeat out of that Evelyn Walker book he took over.