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  1. nitty-grittynoun

    brass tacks, details, nuts and bolts, low-level

  2. nitty-grittynoun

    The essence or core of something; the details.

    He gave a short summary without getting into the nitty-gritty of the problem.

    nuts and bolts, low-level, brass tacks, details

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  1. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittynoun

    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"

    affection, summation, warmness, sum of money, sum total, means, affectionateness, substance, center of attention, center field, content, nucleus, plaza, meaning, meat, bone marrow, centre, burden, stub, center, tenderness, snapper, core, totality, marrow, heart and soul, sum, fondness, total, nerve, core group, internality, marrow squash, nerve center, shopping center, aggregate, nub, join, kernel, union, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, nubble, bosom, mall, essence, ticker, message, pump, magnetic core, effect, mettle, shopping centre, perfume, spunk, philia, subject matter, amount of money, midpoint, vegetable marrow, eye, amount, middle

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  1. Johnny LaZebnik:

    So often, gay romances are a subplot or alluded to or shown in some kind of montage or as a punchline, and what I think I was really excited about, with this episode, we get to see -- without spoiling too much -- the beginning, middle and who knows how it ends of a gay relationship, of really getting into the nitty-gritty of how gay people date, how they meet, what it's like.

  2. Baruch Labunski:

    Viewers tune in to see the nitty-gritty. They do n’t expect polished, scripted content. They want to see regular people tackling regular chores. Bonus points for kids and pets who interrupt... just like real life, it’s the same for marketing ; if you let your authentic self shine through, customers will feel a genuine connection.

  3. Martin Appleton-Clare:

    I saw the pies when I came in and it was a little bit daunting, but we got into the nitty gritty, second time champion, I'm happy with the performance.

  4. Ben Wessel:

    People understand more about the differences in candidates and understand the nitty gritty of casting a ballot [ more ] than we've ever seen before. In my mind -- all signs that point to people who are more fired up to vote and participate.

  5. Sarah Casasnovas:

    We ca n’t neglect that folks are going through a lot, we’re talking about learning loss when people are trying to survive. We want to make sure that they are learning the overall concepts. We ca n’t get too concerned with the nitty-gritty of testing and grades.

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  • Kern, WesentlicheGerman
  • minutieuxFrench
  • जुओं से भरा हुआ किरकिराHindi
  • grundvöllur, aðalatriði, kjarniIcelandic
  • ಅಸಹ್ಯಕರKannada
  • сутьRussian
  • nitty- வெறுப்பூட்டும்Tamil
  • özü, yüzü, meseleTurkish

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