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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.
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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.
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DRAMA goes back to basics at historic venues across North Wales this summer.
Though I support Mayor Mallon's strategy and wish him luck, I believe people need to be reminded that this goes back to basics. People used to respect others' views, understand the differences, be considerate of others, respect family values and have self dignity.