a meal in itself

noun phrase

Definition of a meal in itself

: a food or dish that is sufficient for a meal without adding anything else This soup is a meal in itself.

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a meal in itself

a means to an end

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“A meal in itself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20meal%20in%20itself. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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