(get down to) the nitty-gritty


1. focus on the most important or basic aspect(s) of something






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let's get down to the nitty-gritty of it

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'Nitty-gritty' refers to the basic specific details of something. When you 'get down to the nitty-gritty' you discuss the main point of something or get to the essential information.

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  1. Our manager likes to start every meeting with an informal chat before getting down to the nitty-gritty.
  2. Your proposal sounds great, but let's get down to the nitty-gritty. How much is all this going to cost?
  3. Once we stopped soft-pedaling the issue and instead got down to the nitty-gritty of it, we found a solution quite quickly.

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  1. Let's get down to the nitty-gritty. How much money are you willing to sell the car for?
  2. Let me show you the room and the apartment and then we can discuss the nitty-gritty.

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