get down to the nuts and bolts

get down to the nuts and bolts

The most basic, fundamental, or essential aspects of something. Don't get overwhelmed with this situation, just get down to the nuts and bolts. Spare me the gossip and get down to the nuts and bolts, please.
See also: and, bolt, down, get, nuts
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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