meat and potatoes

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meat and potatoes ‎(comparative more meat and potatoes, superlative most meat and potatoes)

  1. 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.



meat and potatoes ‎(uncountable)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see meat,‎ and,‎ potatoes.
  2. (US, informal) The essential part or parts of something.

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