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What does meat and potatoes mean?


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meat and potatoes

The phrase 'meat and potatoes refers to the essential parts or aspects of something.

Used as an adjective the expression 'meat-and-potatoes' refers to:

- Something that is basic and simple
- Or someone who prefers plain things to fancy and complicated ones.

Example(s):

It would be fantastic if he just got to the meat and potatoes of his speech.

To learn how to trade in the stock market, you have to practice the meat and potatoes of the business.

He is a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy.

The meat-and-potatoes argument is that pollution will destroy the earth sooner or later.

This idiom is in the food category


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