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The specific or practical details; the heart of a matter.
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the nitty-gritty informal the basic facts of a matter, situation, etc; the core
[C20: perhaps rhyming compound formed from grit]
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n., pl. -grit•ties.
the essential substance or details of a matter; crux: Let's get down to the nitty-gritty; the nitty-gritties of the negotiations.
[1955–60, Amer.; rhyming compound of uncertain orig.]
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|Noun||1.||nitty-gritty - the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"|
essence, heart and soul, inwardness, gist, pith, substance, meat, nub, kernel, sum, core, marrow, heart, center, centre
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
bare bones - (plural) the most basic facts or elements; "he told us only the bare bones of the story"
hypostasis - (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
haecceity, quiddity - the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessence - the purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuff - a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
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noun basics, facts, reality, essentials, core, fundamentals, substance, essence, bottom line, crux, gist, nuts and bolts, heart of the matter, ins and outs, brass tacks (informal) They are more concerned with matters of principle than with the nitty-gritty of everyday politics.
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nitty-gritty[ˌnɪtɪgrɪtɪ] N the nitty-gritty → lo esencial, el meollo
to get down to the nitty-gritty → ir al grano
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
to get down to the nitty-gritty → en venir au fond du problème
the nitty-gritty of everyday politics → la dure réalité de la politique au quotidien
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
nitty-gritty[ˈnɪtɪˈgrɪtɪ] n (fam) to get down to the nitty-gritty → venire al sodo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995