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meat-ax

[meet-aks] /ˈmitˌæks/
adjective, Informal.
1.
drastic or severe:
meat-ax defense cuts.
2.
favoring or advocating drastic reductions:
a meat-ax approach to the budget.

meat ax

noun
1.
cleaver (def 2).
2.
Informal. a drastic or ruthless procedure or approach, especially for reducing or trimming something, as expenditures:
The committee used a meat ax on the recreation budget.
Origin of meat ax
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • It's nuf to make anybody go put his head under a meat-ax, so it is!

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • I wish she would—if you're going to look like a meat-ax, Shad Wells.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs

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