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Meat and potatoes   /mit ənd pətˈeɪtoʊz/   Listen
Meat and potatoes

noun
1.
The fundamental part.






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"Meat and potatoes" Quotes from Famous Books



... going to live in a room attached to the house opposite. One and another family is providing for our needs. One will come with a few eggs which are scarce now, another with apples, and a third with butter. Then at dinner-time is brought a plate of hot meat and potatoes. A plentiful supply of milk is provided, and we drink it at dinner. Although there is hardly any flour on the island they are using what little there is to make ...
— Three Years in Tristan da Cunha • K. M. Barrow



Words linked to "Meat and potatoes" :   base, fundament, foundation, cornerstone, groundwork, basis



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