meat and potatoes
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See also: 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.
relating to average
- Used other than as an idiom: see meat, and, potatoes.
- (US, informal) The essential part or parts of something.