nuts and bolts


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nuts and bolts

pl.n. Slang
The basic working components or practical aspects: "[proposing] lofty goals without specifying the nuts and bolts of how they are to be achieved" (Village Voice).

nuts′-and-bolts′ adj.

nuts and bolts

pl n
informal the essential or practical details

nuts′ and bolts′


n.pl.
the essential or basic aspects.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nuts and bolts - detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished
info, information - a message received and understood
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A train was derailed from a track headed into Turkmenistan last week after someone removed more than 600 nuts and bolts holding the hack in place, railroad officials said.
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