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meat and potatoes


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Informal The fundamental parts or part; the basis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. normal, average, typical, unexceptional, or nondescript in description
  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see meat,‎ and,‎ potatoes.
  • n. The essential part or parts of something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the fundamental part


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