get back to basics(redirected from gotten back to basics)
get back to basics
To return to the fundamental aspects of something. Since you're struggling to play chords, let's get back to basics and look at the notes on the scale.
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get back to basicsor
go back to basics
If you get back to basics or go back to basics, you concentrate on simple, important ideas or activities. It helps to get back to basics and say explicitly how we want to satisfy our target customer. This is about going back to basics, learning about a healthy diet and approaching food in a new way. Note: Back-to-basics can be used before nouns. We need a new back-to-basics drive to raise standards of literacy in Britain's schools.
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get/go back to ˈbasicsthink 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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