Meat And Potatoes Definition

mēt'npətātəz
noun
Basic elements; essentials; fundamentals.
Webster's New World

Used other than as an idiom: see meat,"Ž and,"Ž potatoes.

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(US, informal) The essential part or parts of something.

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adjective
Basic; fundamental.
They talked about the meat-and-potatoes issues.
Webster's New World
Ordinary; everyday.
Webster's New World
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.
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Alternative spelling of meat and potatoes.
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