go back to basics

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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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"I've just gone back to basics and changed my mindset just to be positive.
"We have gone back to basics a little this week in training and the players have taken real ownership of the areas we must improve," said Lewis.
The show has gone back to basics, using an audition room with no audience and a judging team with no one under the age of 37.
DOUGIE Freedman has gone back to basics to try to engineer an upturn in Bolton Wanderers' fortunes.
Coach Peter Gentle has gone back to basics in an attempt to extend Hull's season.
Now they're back and have gone back to basics, namely down and dirty rock 'n' roll - something they're very good at.
Asked why his form has improved, McClean said: "I've just gone back to basics really and I'm working hard.
"We have just gone back to basics," Kieswetter said.
"TV has gone back to basics, relating to middle class family with real characters, less make-up and simple shots.
We had a poor start but we've gone back to basics and there is a lot more to come from us."
"I had a tried and tested approach which won me a world title, but the new style didn't work for me so now I've gone back to basics.
One of the best ways to fix it would have been to have gone back to basics and get rid of the PPOs and the HMOs.
Frank Hadden's side have gone back to basics in training following Sunday's 27-6 home defeat against the new-look French side but the skipper insists Scotland can shock Wales as long as they get the nuts and bolts of their game-plan right.
BOLTON goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen believes the club are heading in the right direction because they have gone back to basics.
It may be packed with innovative, advanced features, but the Blue Oval says it has gone back to basics for the operation of it.