Definition of be meat and drink to in English:

be meat and drink to

phrase

British
  • 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’
    • ‘This task you have set is meat and drink to me, Silver, let me be.’
    • ‘That would be meat and drink to a side of Drighlington's standing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The large number of statistics will, of course, be meat and drink to the Formula One fanboys at which this tome is mainly targeted.’