blue plate special

blue plate

noun
1.
a plate, often decorated with a blue willow pattern, divided by ridges into sections for holding apart several kinds of food.
2.
Also called blue plate special. a specially priced main course, as of meat and vegetables, listed as an item on a menu, especially in an inexpensive restaurant.

Origin:
1940–45

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