Definition of cracker-barrel philosophy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cracker-barrel philosophy

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(North American English, informal)
 
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honest, simple or direct opinions such as those expressed during a friendly conversation or argument. The phrase was originally used for discussions around the large barrel of crackers (= thin, dry biscuits) once kept in most large US food shops.