down to brass tacks

down to brass tacks

Focused on the most important aspects of a particular situation. Often used in the phrase "get down to brass tacks." Let's get down to brass tacks so that everyone has a good grasp on the project overall before we split up to do our separate parts. Don't get overwhelmed with this case, just get down to brass tacks.
See also: brass, down, tack
References in classic literature ?
will you get down to brass tacks and strike a trial balance?
This unfortunate but patently avoidable state of affairs has prevented both institutions from getting down to brass tacks, with dire consequences in terms of local and international perception of Nigeria's anti-graft campaign.
It's getting down to brass tacks in the high school girls basketball season.
Kate Brown first extolled the beauty of the Oregon Coast and then got down to brass tacks.
As the new year dawns, let's get down to brass tacks and reveal just how much the powers-that-be earn.
Coming back to Pakistan-China relations, time is ripe to break out of the strait jacket of hollow slogans and come down to brass tacks.
15, talks got down to brass tacks with discussion of pricing and terms.
When you get down to brass tacks, living in the city destroys habitat, sending more animals to an area too small to support the animals, thus, some animals die.
Sleazy ads that the Sunday Mercury has seen ask for "kisses and hugs", while others get straight down to brass tacks.
In this issue, we get down to brass tacks about the financial health of U.
Duterte is raring to get down to brass tacks, but took the time to try on his Manobo-inspired outfit for his oath-taking, according to Martin Andanar, incoming chief of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.
When we got down to brass tacks, no matter how we ran the numbers, a premium version of Katch didn't represent a venture-backed opportunity," the blog post reads.
They have had quite a bit of contact with (President) Assad in recent weeks and obviously if the cessation of hostilities is going to transform into a true transition for Syria, it is going to have to involve getting down to brass tacks on what that political transition looks like", the official added.
They're a lot more about getting down to brass tacks now, than giving you any sort of glimpse of their personality, which makes sense.
R ESERVE Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan got down to brass tacks on Friday saying that the country would have to drop the `` jugaad'' way of working if it wants its industry to produce quality products and ensure sustainable economic growth.