get down to the nuts and bolts

get down to the nuts and bolts

Fig. to get down to the basic facts. (See also nuts and bolts) Stop fooling around. Get down to the nuts and bolts. Let's stop wasting time. We have to get down to the nuts and bolts.
See also: and, bolt, down, get, nuts
References in periodicals archive ?
Now is when we get down to the nuts and bolts of each city's offer.