Definition of meat axe in English:

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meat axe

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

A butcher’s cleaver.

Phrases

(as) mad as a meat axe

Australian /NZ informal
Crazy or eccentric: she was a hopeless teacher and mad as a meat axe
More example sentences
  • He had of course, he said, been of the opinion that Whitmore was as mad as a meat-axe.
  • He was "a weirdo. Ranging and raving around the place ... as mad as a meat axe".
  • '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
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  • If it were Bertha who were ill for the same reason, he would be mad as a meat-axe.
  • Once again ice hockey had been portrayed as a game for goons and it made me as mad as a meat axe.
  • Larry was as mad as a meat-axe and ordered that Hector accompanied him on a 'get even' mission.

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