go back to basics

go back to basics

To return to the fundamental aspects of something. Since you're struggling to play chords, let's go back to basics and look at the notes on the scale.
See also: back, basic

get/go back to ˈbasics

think about the simple or most important ideas within a subject or an activity instead of new ideas or complicated details: It’s time for us all to get back to basics and concentrate on what really matters.
See also: back, basic, get
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RACHEL Allen has told how we need to go back to basics and cook like our grandparents to tackle obesity.
Sometimes you've got to go back to basics, defend solidly, maybe look at playing two holding midfielders or making sure one of your full backs stays back.
Bilic said: "The players know we have to begin physically, to go back to basics, dig in.
There's also freedom to go back to basics and feel like I did as an amateur.
VICTOR Matfield says Northampton will go back to basics in the hope of igniting their season after senior players invoked the values of the club during an inquest into their poor start.
Unfortunately no-one has seemed to go back to basics and consider that motorways are designed to join centres of population (towns and cities) with a fast road connection.
I have had to go back to basics a little bit," said Freedman.
Pix'll mix it up a Lott for album IT sounds as if Pixie Lott (left) is going to "pull an Adele" and go back to basics with her next album.
Our tactics were to go back to basics but we couldn't even get the basics right.
PORTSMOUTH defender Richie De Laet admits Steve Cotterill's side must go back to basics ahead of their trip to Cardiff City.
The spotlight shines on Birmingham's Jewellery QuarterPages 18-19 Under the hammer Some of the lots in Bigwood's upcoming auction Page 24 Property news Great offers for two city centre apartments Page 25 Property expert Agents go back to basics to keep sales going Pages 26 POST PROPERTY correspondents are Alison Jones and Annie Roberts Email: PostSupplements@mrn.
So why not go back to basics and spend money on the essential services?
Maccarinelli's decision to go back to basics since an "embarrassing" defeat at the hands of Denis Lebedev last July has worked wonders for the 30-year-old.
It's time to go back to basics, and tried-and-true selling and marketing tactics will work every time.
NEVILLE POWELL wants his Bangor City players to go back to basics following Friday's night thrashing at the hands of Welsh Premier rivals Rhyl.