One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small round pie or tart containing sweet mincemeat, typically eaten at Christmas.
- ‘Adults can use their ticket to collect a drink or tea/coffee and a mince pie at the bar.’
- ‘Thank you to all the children who left me a mince pie and a glass of something nice to drink on Christmas Eve.’
- ‘Mulled wine is available for £2.50 or £3.25 with a warmed mince pie.’
- ‘Ann ignored the baguettes and sugary cakes, and selected a mince pie which she felt was overpriced at 99p.’
- ‘Add your favourite accompaniments - roasted parsnips and red onions, bacon rolls, Brussels sprouts and bread sauce - and finish with a warm mince pie or three, and you have a Christmas dinner worth celebrating.’
- ‘This is a chance for the council staff to get together, have a drink and a mince pie and know that we really do appreciate everything that they did.’
- ‘If you require more than the usual mince pie and glass of sherry left on the mantelpiece, please leave your order in the comments and I'll see what I can do.’
- ‘The neighbours will have to work hard next year to top the offer of a spot of skating on Christmas Eve in between a mince pie and glass of mulled wine.’
- ‘Price includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.’
- ‘While the mums relaxed with a cup of coffee and a mince pie the group of eight children all aged under 10 searched the shelves for something special.’
- ‘It's a feeling remarkably similar to one you get in the first week of January when countless helpings of Christmas pudding and mince pie are adorning our middles.’
- ‘The £6 ticket includes a beer, glass of wine or soft drink and a mince pie.’
- ‘Perhaps I should sit down with a mug of mulled wine and a deep-filled mince pie before I get overcome with the excitement of it all.’
- ‘Witnesses have said he had been walking down the beach earlier in the evening eating a mince pie and swigging from a bottle of Sherry.’
- ‘And now I'm home, with coffee and a mince pie, about to start a few of the small rewrites for The Book.’
- ‘If you also refused the first mince pie someone offered you over Christmas, you would then suffer bad luck.’
- ‘Passengers are greeted on board with a mince pie and mulled wine for the adults and squash and biscuits for the children.’
- ‘For every house in which a person eats a mince pie during the twelve days of Christmas he or she will enjoy a happy month in the coming year.’
- ‘It'll eat the mince pie, probably drink the sherry.’
- ‘It's a nice Christmas gesture and I, with many others, will be tucking into my mince pie and tea without any feeling of dissatisfaction.’
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