Synonyms of nitty-gritty in English:
informal she is no longer involved in the nitty-gritty of running the company
basics, essentials, essence, essential part, main point, fundamental point, fundamentals, substance, heart of the matter, nub, core, heart, centre, quintessence, point, crux, gist, salient point, focal point, nucleus, meat, pith, kernel, marrow, burden;
hard work, slog, toil, labour, donkey work, drudgery
informal brass tacks, nuts and bolts
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