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meat and potatoes

US the most important or basic parts of something: Teachers have a lot to do, but time spent in the classroom is the meat and potatoes of the profession.
Translations of “meat and potatoes”
in Chinese (Traditional) 基本的, 根本的, 重要的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基本的, 根本的, 重要的…
(Definition of meat and potatoes from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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