blue plate


Definition of blue plate

: being a main course usually offered at a special price in a restaurant a blue plate luncheon

Examples of blue plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The single most alluring entree is a big blue plate of moist sea bass, yellow from turmeric and swaddled in a banana leaf, escorted by tomato chutney and a bowl of kichidi, one of the few nods to the chef’s homeland. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 These businesses are set up for success, but Wall Street isn’t offering the shares as a blue plate special. Charley Grant, WSJ, 25 Feb. 2021 Doing better doesn't have to mean cooking a perfect full course meal every day, a blue plate special every day, a meat and three in some parts of the country. Katie Workman, NBC News, 9 Jan. 2020 Jacqueline Lovin, [cq] the inn’s assistant manager, recommends Paradise Beach’s coconut shrimp, as well as the nightly blue plate special ($15-$18) at nearby Gayle’s Bakery. San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr. 2018 Under the Department of Education, student loan borrowers are served up on a blue plate. Anchorage Daily News, 17 Mar. 2018 Each April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month, Aron works with local restaurants to offer a blue plate special. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, 24 Jan. 2018 Lunch is an elevated take on the classic meat-and-vegetable blue plate special. Eric Velasco,, 26 Dec. 2017 Surprisingly, there's no smothering or covering to be seen on the star's blue plate special. Southern Living, 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of blue plate

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue plate was in 1915

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Last Updated

3 Sep 2021

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“Blue plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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