meat–and–potatoes

adjective

Definition of meat–and–potatoes

  1. 1 :  of fundamental importance :  basic; also :  concerned with or emphasizing the basic aspects of something

  2. 2 :  unpretentious, simple a real meat–and–potatoes guy

  3. 3 :  providing or preferring simple food (such as meat and potatoes)

1846

First Known Use of meat–and–potatoes

1846


MEAT–AND–POTATOES Defined for English Language Learners

meat–and–potatoes

adjective

Definition of meat–and–potatoes for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or preferring simple food (such as meat and potatoes) instead of fancy food

  • : ordinary or simple


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