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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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'It's going back to basics. It's going back to primary sources, which is one of the basic tenets of historical research,' he told the BusinessMirror on the sidelines of the turnover ceremony, attended by high-ranking UST officials and the family of Molina.
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Going back to theatre's roots is how the Lord Chamberlain''s Men operate best, going back to basics and performing Shakespeare in the style it was meant to be seen in.
Now she is returning to fiction content on the tube after six years and feels with latest shows like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Indian telly is going back to basics.
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POLICE are going back to basics - reopening some of their old "tardis" police boxes and putting more bobbies on the beat.