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meat and potatoes

noun plural

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  1. the central part or aspect of something under consideration an article that never gets into the meat and potatoes of a solution to the city's rising crime rate Synonyms of meat and potatoes bottom line, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, crux, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, point, root, sumWords Related to meat and potatoes course, direction, drift, tenor; body, content, substance; hypothesis, proposition, purport, subject, theme, thesis


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