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See also: meat-and-potatoes
- (informal) Normal, average, typical, unexceptional, or nondescript.
- Rick is very experimental and open-minded about trying new things, but Ted is a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see meat, and, potatoes.
- (US, informal) The essential part or parts of something.