meat Idioms & Phrases


Broken meat

  • fragments of meat or other food.
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Butcher's meat

  • such flesh of animals slaughtered for food as is sold for that purpose by butchers, as beef, mutton, lamb, and pork.
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canned meat

  • noun meat preserved in a can or tin
    canned meat.
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coconut meat

  • noun the edible white meat of a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries
    coconut.
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cut of meat

  • noun a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
    cut.
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dark meat

  • noun the flesh of the legs of fowl used as food
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Dog's meat

  • meat fit only for dogs; refuse; offal.
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Flesh meat

  • animal food. Swift.
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jerked meat

  • noun meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
    jerky; jerk.
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lunch meat

  • noun any of various sausages or molded loaf meats sliced and served cold
    lunch meat.
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luncheon meat

  • noun any of various sausages or molded loaf meats sliced and served cold
    lunch meat.
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meat and potatoes

  • noun the fundamental part
    • successful negotiation is the meat and potatoes of arbitration
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Meat biscuit

  • . See under Biscuit.
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meat cleaver

  • noun a butcher's knife having a large square blade
    cleaver; chopper.
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meat counter

  • noun counter where meats are displayed for sale
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Meat earth

  • (Mining), vegetable mold. Raymond.
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Meat fly

  • . (Zoöl.) See Flesh fly, under Flesh.
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meat grinder

  • noun a mill for grinding meat
  • noun any action resulting in injury or destruction
    • the meat grinder of politics destroyed his reputation
    • allied forces crumbled before the Wehrmacht meat grinder
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meat hook

  • noun a strong pointed hook from which the carcasses of animals are hung
    meat hook.
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meat hooks

  • noun large strong hand (as of a fighter)
    hooks; maulers.
    • wait till I get my hooks on him
  • noun a strong pointed hook from which the carcasses of animals are hung
    meat hook.
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meat house

  • noun a small house where smoke is used to cure meat or fish
    smokehouse.
  • noun a small house (on a farm) where meat is stored
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meat loaf

  • noun a baked loaf of ground meat
    meatloaf.
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meat market

  • noun a shop in which meat and poultry (and sometimes fish) are sold
    butcher shop.
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Meat offering

  • (Script.), an offering of food, esp. of a cake made of flour with salt and oil.
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meat packer

  • noun a wholesaler in the meat-packing business
    packer.
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meat packing

  • noun wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers)
    meatpacking; meat packing.
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meat pie

  • noun pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
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meat safe

  • noun a safe for storing meat
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meat thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that is inserted into the center of a roast (with the top away from the heat source); used to measure how well done the meat is
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meat-eating

  • adjective satellite (of animals) carnivorous
    flesh-eating; zoophagous.
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meat-packing business

  • noun wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers)
    meatpacking; meat packing.
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Milk meats

  • food made from milk, as butter and cheese. Obs. Bailey.
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mince-meat

Mince"-meat` noun

Definitions
  1. 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.
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raw meat

  • noun uncooked meat
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red meat

  • noun meat that is dark in color before cooking (as beef, venison, lamb, mutton)
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sausage meat

  • noun any meat that is minced and spiced and cooked as patties or used to fill sausages
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Shell meat

  • food consisting of shellfish, or testaceous mollusks. Fuller.
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side of meat

  • noun a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
    side.
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spoon-meat

Spoon"-meat` noun

Definitions
  1. Food that is, or must be, taken with a spoon; liquid food. "Diet most upon spoon-meats." Harvey.
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stew meat

  • noun tough meat that needs stewing to be edible
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tinned meat

  • noun meat preserved in a can or tin
    canned meat.
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To go to meat

  • to go to a meal. Obs.
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To make meat

  • to cure meat in the open air. Colloq. Western U. S.
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To sit at meat

  • to sit at the table in taking food.
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To sit at meatat table

  • to be at table for eating.
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variety meat

  • noun edible viscera of a butchered animal
    organs.
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White meat

  • noun meat carved from the breast of a fowl
    breast.
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  • . (a) Any light-colored flesh, especially of poultry. (b) Food made from milk or eggs, as butter, cheese, etc.
    Driving their cattle continually with them, and feeding only upon their milk and white meats. Spenser.
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