get down to the facts

get down to the facts

To focus on the most important or truthful aspects of a particular situation. Don't get overwhelmed with this situation, just get down to the facts. Spare me the gossip and get down to the facts, please.
See also: down, fact, get

get down to the facts

to begin to talk about things that matter; to get to the truth. The judge told the lawyer that the time had come to get down to the facts. Let's get down to the facts, Mrs. Brown. Where were you on the night of January 16?
See also: down, fact, get