One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Be a source of great pleasure to.‘meat and drink to me, this life is!’
2Be a customary matter for.‘the commercial market-research business that is meat and drink to most pollsters’
- ‘The large number of statistics will, of course, be meat and drink to the Formula One fanboys at which this tome is mainly targeted.’
- ‘That would be meat and drink to a side of Drighlington's standing.’
- ‘This task you have set is meat and drink to me, Silver, let me be.’
- ‘Conclusions like this will be meat and drink to undergraduates.’
- ‘Such a takeover would be meat and drink to leveraged buyout merchants like Valentia or e-Island consortia.’
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