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The meaning and origin of the expression: Meat and two veg.

Meat and two veg.

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What's the meaning of the phrase 'Meat and two veg'?

Meat and two vegetables, that is, meat with potatoes and another vegetable, is a traditional English meal.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Meat and two veg'?

The term, in an allusion to the commonplace nature of this type of meal, has also been used metaphorically to denote an ordinary, run-of-the-mill offering. In the 20th century it has also been a jokey reference to male genitalia.

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