meat and potatoes[mēt′'n pə tāt′əz]
Informal basic parts or aspects; essentials; fundamentals
- basic; fundamental: they talked about the meat-and-potatoes issues
- ordinary; everyday
meat and potatoes
(comparative more meat and potatoes, superlative most meat and potatoes)
- normal, average, typical, unexceptional, or nondescript in description
- Rick is very experimental and open minded about trying new things but Ted on the other hand is a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
(comparative more meat-and-potatoes, superlative most meat-and-potatoes)
- Alternative spelling of meat and potatoes.