get down to brass tacks


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get down to brass tacks

To address the essential facts, or get down to serious business; from the brass tacks in the counter of a dry-goods store, where a piece of cloth would be laid when a price was being agreed.
Translations
يعالج النقاط الرئيسيه في الموضوع
jít/dostat se k jádru věci
komme til sagens kerne
tárgy: a tárgyra tér
ræîa kjarna málsins
ísť k veci
asıl konuya gelmeksadede gelmek

brass

(braːs) noun
1. an alloy of copper and zinc. This plate is made of brass; (also adjective) a brass door-knocker.
2. wind musical instruments which are made of brass or other metal.
ˈbrassy adjective
brass band
a band of players of (mainly) brass wind instruments.
brass neck
shameless cheek or impudence. After breaking off the engagement she had the brass neck to keep the ring.
get down to brass tacks
to deal with basic principles or matters. Let's stop arguing about nothing and get down to brass tacks.
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will you get down to brass tacks and strike a trial balance?
Like everyone else on my campus, I plotted greedily and deviously to get three minutes alone with him, at least to chat grinningly and maybe even to miraculously get down to brass tacks about how in heaven's name he and his friend Nelson Mandela managed to contain a savage civil war in which a million people might have been so easily massacred by citizens suddenly freed from a peculiar form of civil slavery after many years of being herded and beaten and cheated and raped and murdered by the grim slave masters.
So let's get down to brass tacks here - the first thing is I've been talking to the police about sexual.