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Definition of meat axe in English:

noun

A butcher’s cleaver.

Phrases

(as) mad as a meat axe

1
Australian /NZ informal
Crazy or eccentric: she was a hopeless teacher and mad as a meat axe
More example sentences
  • I thought he was mad as a meat-axe, and he frightened the stuffing out of me sometimes, even when he laughed.
  • Just as well that she would, in a court of law, appear as mad as a meat axe; her testimony was worthless.
  • 'You can be as mad as a meat-axe,' said the psychiatrist, 'but if you can live independently then no one is going to take the slightest notice of you.'
1.1Extremely angry: I was as mad as a meat axe, and my anger boiled over
More example sentences
  • Callum is going to be mad as a meat-ax.
  • Was it too much to own my experience without her trumping them with stories from her past? I'm entitled to be as mad as a meat ax.
  • Larry was as mad as a meat-axe and ordered that Hector accompanied him on a 'get even' mission.

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