mince mince  /ˈmɪns/


  1. (n) food chopped into small bits
  2. (v) make less severe or harsh
  3. (v) walk daintily
  4. (v) cut into small pieces


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  1. Fashion-and-style expert Charla Krupp is not one to mince words.
  2. Rivera reported that Heidnik whipped the women with a stick and fed them a mixture of dog food and, it was later learned, minced human flesh.
  3. Ah, leave it to boxers to never mince words.


  1. Bank Of England's Haldane: "We've Intentionally Blown The Biggest Bond Bubble In History"

    The Bank of England's Andrew Haldane is not a man to mince his words (see here and here ) but perhaps the excess truthiness in his latest testimony to British MPs may have many questioning his ability as a central-banker (unable to lie when it is required). "Let's be clear. We've intentionally blown the biggest government bond bubble in history," Haldane said. "We need to be vigilant to the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Can HP and Microsoft Find Success?

    Hewlett-Packard doesn't mince words: Windows 8 has not helped the PC market. Instead, the PC giant is looking forward to the death of Windows XP more than anything.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Concert roundup

    Ryan Dishen California-based singer Ryan Dishen doesn't mince words about a certain style of music. "I actually find most acoustic music rather boring," Dishen said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News


  1. "If he swore at him, if he abused him, he obviously deserves to get punished," Gavaskar told TV channel CNN-IBN on Wednesday. "But let's not mince words here. Every time, it is always an Indian or a sub-continent player who gets hauled up,...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Sunil Gavaskar Source: Reuters UK

  2. "Yes, they were sharp," Burrell said of the letters he saw. "Prince Philip doesn't mince his words, he says it as it is, but he is not a nasty man."
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Paul Burrell Source: Forbes

  3. "He's no nonsense and he gets to the point and I really like that about him," Mayfield said. "He cut to the chase, and gave the bottom line and didn't mince words."
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Max Mayfield Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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