blue plate
adjective Date: 1922 being a main course usually offered at a special price in a restaurant <
a blue plate luncheon
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  • blue-plate — (blo͞oʹplāt ) adj. Being a main course of a restaurant meal usually offered at a special price: a blue plate lunch.   [Perhaps from the blue patterned plate on which such meals were originally served.] * * * …   Universalium

  • blue plate — noun 1. : a restaurant dinner plate divided into compartments for serving several kinds of food as a single order 2. : a main course (as of meat and vegetable) served as a single menu item * * * 1. a plate, often decorated with a blue willow… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue plate — 1. a plate, often decorated with a blue willow pattern, divided by ridges into sections for holding apart several kinds of food. 2. Also called blue plate special. a specially priced main course, as of meat and vegetables, listed as an item on a… …   Universalium

  • blue-plate — adjective N. Amer. (of a restaurant meal) consisting of a full main course ordered as a single menu item. Origin with ref. to blue plates on which fixed price restaurant meals were formerly served …   English new terms dictionary

  • Blue-plate special — or blue plate special is a term used in the United States by restaurants, particularly (but not only) diners and cafes. It refers to a specially low priced meal, usually changing daily. It typically consists of a meat and three (three vegetables) …   Wikipedia

  • blue-plate special — ☆ blue plate special [blo͞o′plāt΄ ] n. an inexpensive restaurant meal served at a fixed price on a large plate, originally blue * * * …   Universalium

  • blue-plate special — ☆ blue plate special [blo͞o′plāt΄ ] n. an inexpensive restaurant meal served at a fixed price on a large plate, originally blue …   English World dictionary

  • blue plate special — blue′ plate spe′cial n. coo a specially priced main course on a restaurant menu, typically of meat, potatoes, and a vegetable • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Blue Plate Specials Live — Infobox Album Name = Blue Plate Specials Live Type = Live album Artist = The Specials Released = February 23, 1999 Recorded = Genre = Ska Length = Label = Big Ear Music Producer = Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia

  • blue-plate special — noun A popular meal offered at a reduced price, usually in inexpensive eateries and often on a plate divided into compartments for different food items. His big blue plate special, with meat course and three vegetables, is purchasable for a… …   Wiktionary

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