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"meat and potatoes" in British English

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(Definition of “meat and potatoes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"meat-and-potatoes" in American English

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meat-and-potatoesadjective

us /ˈmit ən pəˈteɪ·t̬oʊz /

basic and important:

Taxes are a meat-and-potatoes issue for most voters.

(Definition of “meat-and-potatoes” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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