down to bedrock

down to bedrock

Focused on the most important aspects of a particular situation. Often used in the phrase "get down to bedrock." Let's get down to bedrock so that everyone has a good grasp on the project overall before we split up to do our separate parts.
See also: bedrock, down
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The bathtub is a nine-block area of the site that was excavated down to bedrock and hard soils and then ringed by a slurry wall to ensure stability of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers foundations.
Each beam foundations with HP piles down to bedrock.
If ever a race exploded the myth the Flat can be a somewhat namby-pamby pastime, then it was this battle royal because it went well beyond a mere test of stamina and took the first three home into the territory where courage has to be mined down to bedrock.
Under the structure, workers in full personal protection equipment remove soil by excavator and sometimes by hand, digging down to bedrock to find and remove debris.
Perhaps the most chilling part of the museum, in its current form, is a battered staircase that leads down to bedrock, where the exhibits will be displayed.
The land is unstable and not useable for building, Short says, and his proposal is to extract remaining rock from the ceiling of the mine, taking it down to bedrock.
Over in Earlville, pickups and 4x4s have worn a dirt road down to bedrock paved with cephalopods and pelecypods, making it a tantalizing, but hazardous, place to collect.
and European teams worked to drill down to bedrock beneath the Greenland ice sheet.
Twenty-seven pilings go down to bedrock, and the roof is slate.
5km down to bedrock as part of the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project (NEEM).
Tar sands extraction byproducts include immense rates of carbon emissions, removal of soil down to bedrock, permanent deforestation of carbon- storing forests, water pollution in the billions of gallons, poisonous sludge ponds that will kill tens of thousands of birds and poison fish, ecological deterioration and depopulation of rural communities accompanied by destruction of local cultures.
The characterization of the sediments, down to bedrock, is very important from the seismological point of view in order to study the possible earthquake effects (site effects).
A televised game that clashed with an annual cultural highlight and was up against the juggernauts of reality television was always going to push the crowd down to bedrock.
Revenue - gate receipts, merchandise, and the ability to lure sponsors - sway the mood of owners who inevitably have an eye on the cash register, and United are almost down to bedrock support.
TWENTY THOUSAND YEARS ago, the last great continental ice sheet plowed the northern Midwest, planning the land down to bedrock, grinding stone to dust, mixing sediment and then dropping it as the ice inched.