- 1 [uncountable, countable] the flesh of an animal or a bird eaten as food; a particular type of this a piece/slice of meat horse meat (= from a horse) meat-eating animals There's not much meat on this chop. (figurative) (humorous) There's not much meat on her (= she is very thin). see also lunchmeat, mincemeat, red meat, sausage meat, white meat
- 2 [uncountable] meat (of something) the important or interesting part of something synonym substance This chapter contains the real meat of the writer's argument. Idioms
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in serious trouble If anyone finds out, you're dead meat.
dead meat(informal)jump to other results
used to say that different people like different things; what one person likes very much, another person does not like at all
one man's meat is another man's poison(saying)jump to other results