Meat-and-potatoes synonyms

mēt'npətātəz

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The main or essential point:
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The definition of gist is the main point.
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The grievance complained of; the substantial cause of the action; also, in general, the ground or essence of a complaint.
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(Informal) The basic elements or practical aspects of something
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Any of various games, such as baseball, played with a ball.
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Such an extract in a solution of alcohol.
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(Idiomatic, almost always preceded by the) The essential element (needed to reach the principal goal or objective); the overall purpose.
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(Colloquial) The essence or core of something; the details.
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(Sports & Games) A usually numerical record of a competitive event:
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A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
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Find another word for meat-and-potatoes. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for meat-and-potatoes, like: bottom line, gist, gravamen, nuts-and-bolts, guts, ball-game, essence, name-of-the-game, nitty-gritty, score and substance.