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A typical blue plate, with a mug
blue-plate special (plural blue-plate specials)
- (chiefly US, dated) A popular meal offered at a reduced price, usually in inexpensive eateries and often on a plate divided into compartments for different food items.
- 1928, Bertram Reinitz, "Where New York Dines on Dime," New York Time, 2 Dec., p. 162:
- His big blue plate special, with meat course and three vegetables, is purchasable for a quarter.
- 1968, Erik Barnouw, A History of Broadcasting in the United States: The Golden Web: 1933 to 1953, Oxford, ISBN 0195004752, p. 36:
- Most had stayed at the convention hotel, but at dinner time many went across the street for the fifty-cent blue plate special.
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