nitty-gritty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
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Idioms

Nitty gritty - If people get down to the nitty gritty, they concentrate on the most important and serious issues.
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Usage

In literature:

The nitty-gritty of running Japan was always the job of his stand-in.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

The Nitty -Gritty of Diamond Polishing.
Double Fantasy' book gets to the real Lennon nitty gritty.
The nitty -gritty on gensets.
Getting to the Nitty -Gritty on Plans.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Unplugs (Again) Published October 10, 2005.
The Nitty Gritty On Small Parts Cleaning: Many Ways To Clean Small Engine Parts.
FSU center Bryan Stork honored for ' nitty -gritty' play for improved offensive line.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band stays true to roots music.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays hits with vitality beyond age.
Since 1966, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has had success in several genres and gained a reputation as one of music's most original and enduring acts.
It's down to the nitty-gritty on NBC's "The Voice".
Here's your bit of Maryland nitty-gritty for the day.
2012 Legacy Workshops Get Down to the Nitty Gritty.
Nitty Gritty on Washington Village/Pigtown.
Tip #2: Get down to the nitty-gritty SKU level.
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In science:

At no stage of our presentation we care about the detail ’nitty-gritty’ of the nature of the gravitating bodies with which the gravitation field is associated.
Complex aspects of gravity
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