Definition of mince matters in English:

mince matters


  • usually with negative Use polite or moderate expressions to indicate disapproval.

    ‘I hope she and her colleagues won't mince matters’
    • ‘Father Ton is a unique personality who in forthright conversations does not mince matters.’
    • ‘Many thoughtful men heard you and have not minced matters in their open approbation of your sermon.’
    • ‘You must forsake all that, young man, or old man either; it is no use mincing matters with you.’
    • ‘The Hadis has not minced matters, but divulged the supreme mission of Islam with absolute frankness.’
    • ‘He was not one to mince matters, nor did he wrap up inconvenient topics in persiflage.’