meat and potatoes
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Informal.
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Example sentences from the Web for meat and potatoes
Think of what a meat-and-potatoes Democrat like Ed Rendell would do in the job.
A meat-and-potatoes Democrat like Ed Rendell would make jobs and the economy the true top priority of his administration.Poverty Plagues Obama’s America, Press Based in Booming Cities Shrugs|Stuart Stevens|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Idioms and Phrases with meat and potatoes
The fundamental part or parts of something, as in This paragraph is the meat and potatoes of the contract. This metaphoric term transfers what some regard as basic fare to the basics of an issue. [Mid-1900s]