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

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