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



    BrE BrE//ˌmiːt ən pəˈteɪtəʊz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmiːt ən pəˈteɪtoʊz//
    [only before noun] (North American English)
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  1. 1dealing with the most basic and important aspects of something a meat-and-potatoes argument meat-and-potatoes police work
  2. 2liking plain, simple things He's a real meat-and-potatoes guy.
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