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 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, "8 tips to make weeknight dinner more doable in 2020," 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, "Suite Spot: Monarch Cove Inn, Santa Cruz," 10 Apr. 2018 Under the Department of Education, student loan borrowers are served up on a blue plate. Anchorage Daily News, "These days, if you’re not sitting at the table, you’re on the menu," 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, "FamilyTime honors Women of Achievement, receives fundraising boost," 24 Jan. 2018 Lunch is an elevated take on the classic meat-and-vegetable blue plate special. Eric Velasco,, "Hotel cuisine gets an update at this new restaurant in the Elyton Hotel," 26 Dec. 2017 Surprisingly, there's no smothering or covering to be seen on the star's blue plate special. Southern Living, "This Is What Martina McBride Orders at Waffle House," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of blue plate

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Blue plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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