a meal in itself

noun phrase

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

Examples of a meal in itself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This taco is practically a meal in itself, which makes the $10 price tag more palatable. Kat Thompson, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 Sweet, smoky, sticky, and savory, this is a meal in itself and easy to share. Mara Severin | Eating Out, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Apr. 2023 The Shawarma Fry, offered at the Comerica Big Cat Court, is a meal in itself. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 3 Apr. 2023

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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 9 Dec. 2023.

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