brass-tacks


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brass-tacks

adjective
Informal. Precisely meaningful and tersely cogent:
Idioms: down to brass tacks, to the point.
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A song such as "Silver" bounces maniacally, a little sugar-high manic, but buoyed by a brass-tacks rock sensibility.
The idea is to get right down to the brass-tacks, without wasting the visitor's time.
But there are some much more brass-tacks security products on the Macworld Expo show-floor that have nothing to do with hackers or malware.