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

    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


  1. nitty-gritty(noun)

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

  2. nitty-gritty(noun)

    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. Harold Holzer:

    The seatbelt law and requiring deposits on bottles seem prosaic, but he liked the nitty-gritty things.

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

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