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meat' and pota'toes



Informal.
the essential or basic part: Community service is the meat and potatoes of this program.

meat-and-po•ta•toes



Pronunciation: (mēt'n-pu-tā'tōz, -tuz), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/meat-and-potatoes.html on line 87 [key]
adj. Informal.
fundamental; down-to-earth; basic: What are the meat-and-potatoes issues of the election? Also,meat'-and-po•ta'to.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/meat-and-potatoes.html on line 146 meat and potatoes (Thesaurus)

 

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