Definition of Meat and potatoes

1. Noun. The fundamental part. "Successful negotiation is the meat and potatoes of arbitration"

Definition of Meat and potatoes

1. Adjective. normal, average, typical, unexceptional, or nondescript in description ¹

2. Noun. (&lit meat and potatoes) ¹

3. Noun. (US informal) The essential part or parts of something. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meat And Potatoes

measuring rod
measuring stick
measuring system
measuring tape
measuring unit
measuring worm
measuring worms
meat-packing business
meat-packing industry
meat and potatoes (current term)
meat cleaver
meat counter
meat draw
meat grinder
meat hook
meat hooks
meat house
meat loaf
meat markets
meat packer
meat packing

Literary usage of Meat and potatoes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1872)
"From five to nine years there is one other day of meat and potatoes, and commonly one of soup instead of pudding. From nine to sixteen that of adult*. ..."

2. The Nature and Development of Animal Intelligence by Wesley Mills (1898)
"At first she spoke occasionally, but in a childish manner, and often made a request for meat and potatoes, invariably using the following words: " Meat and ..."

3. Graded French Method by William Frederic Giese (1913)
"They have sold some meat and potatoes. 36. They have not sold any meat and potatoes. 37. They had sold some cloth and some silk. 38. ..."

4. Therapeutics of tuberculosis or pulmonary consumption by William H. Burt (1876)
"Craves bacon, salt meat and potatoes." CANNABIS SATIVA.—- Acute cases, \vhere the mucous membrane of the lungs is loaded with mucus ; sensation as if cold ..."

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