Meaning of meat and potatoes
meat' and pota'toes
- the essential or basic part: Community service is the meat and potatoes of this program.
Pronunciation: (mēt'n-pu-tā'tōz, -tuz), [key]
— adj. Informal.
- fundamental; down-to-earth; basic: What are the meat-and-potatoes issues of the election?
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