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synonyms for meat-and-potatoes

  • basal
  • beginning
  • bottom
  • central
  • elemental
  • elementary
  • essential
  • first
  • foundational
  • introductory
  • original
  • primitive
  • principal
  • radical
  • rudimentary
  • simple
  • three R's
  • ultimate
  • underivative
  • underived
  • underlying
  • profound
  • primitive
  • natural
  • bottom
  • constitutional
  • primary
  • original
  • basal
  • cardinal
  • organic
  • essential
  • native
  • deep-seated
  • inherent
  • innate
  • intrinsic
  • primal
  • thoroughgoing
  • underlying
  • vital
  • foundational
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antonyms for meat-and-potatoes

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  • auxiliary
  • final
  • inferior
  • latest
  • least
  • minor
  • second-rate
  • secondary
  • subordinate
  • supplemental
  • worst
  • moderate
  • secondary
  • conservative
  • superficial
  • nonessential
  • extrinsic
  • unimportant
  • minor
  • inessential
  • unnatural
  • dead
  • dull
  • secondary
  • sluggish
  • meaningless
  • worthless
  • uncritical
  • trivial
  • minor
  • extra
  • additional
  • nonessential
  • insignificant
  • voluntary
  • optional
  • needless
  • useless
  • unnecessary
  • unimportant
  • inessential
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        How to use meat-and-potatoes in a sentence

        The sailors sometimes use it to fry their meat, for want of butter, and find it agreeable enough.
        THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
        She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
        WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
        We had new potatoes for dinner, boiled with their skins on, and Liszt threw one at me, and I caught it.
        MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
        The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.
        RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
        No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
        GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
        Potatoes also are extensively planted, and I never saw a more vigorous growth.
        GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
        A few years back it was partly turned into a depot for American meat, but is now simply used for warehouses.
        SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
        You know the fable about the dog who dropped his meat in the water, trying to snap at its reflection?
        ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
        They would feed him apples, potatoes and sometimes bits of cake that Bob's mother gave them.
        SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
        Three men were sentenced to grow potatoes at Botany Bay the rest of their lives.
        SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
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        WORDS RELATED TO MEAT-AND-POTATOES

        • basal
        • base
        • basement
        • basic
        • foundational
        • ground
        • last
        • lowermost
        • lowest
        • meat-and-potatoes
        • nethermost
        • primary
        • radical
        • rock-bottom
        • underlying
        • undermost
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