get down to the nitty-gritty

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get down to the nitty-gritty

To become focused on the most important or fundamental aspects of a particular situation. The manager always likes to begin the weekly meetings with an informal discussion before getting down to the nitty-gritty. We eventually got down to the nitty-gritty and came up with a solution.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get down to the nitty-gritty

to get down to the basic facts. Stop messing around and get down to the nitty-gritty. If we could only get down to the nitty-gritty and stop wasting time.
See also: down, get
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get down to the nitty-ˈgritty

(informal) start discussing the basic, especially the practical aspects of a matter/decision: Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Who’s going to pay for the renovations?We talked for an hour without really getting down to the nitty-gritty of the problem.
See also: down, get
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get down to the nitty-gritty

in. to get down to the basic facts. (see also nitty-gritty.) If we could only get down to the nitty-gritty and stop wasting time.
See also: down, get
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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