meat and potato

meat-and-potatoes

[meet-n-puh-tey-tohz, -tuhz]
adjective Informal.
fundamental; down-to-earth; basic: What are the meat-and-potatoes issues of the election?
Also, meat-and-potato.


Origin:
1945–50

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