Definition of meat and potatoes noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


meat and potatoes

BrE BrE//ˌmiːt ən pəˈteɪtəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmiːt ən pəˈteɪtoʊz//
[uncountable] (North American English)
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the most basic and important aspects or parts of something Issues like this are the newspaper's meat and potatoes.
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