Definition of nuts and bolts in English:

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nuts and bolts

Pronunciation: /ˌnʌts ən ˈbəʊlts/
informal The basic practical details: the nuts and bolts of making a movie
More example sentences
  • Further detailed discussions on the nuts and bolts of the finance deal will now take place with the DfES.
  • At the same time he was always interested in practicalities, in the nuts and bolts.
  • He tends to hire ambitious people who have their eye on a startup and a knack for the nuts and bolts of practice.
Synonyms
practical details, basic details, fundamentals, basics, practicalities, essentials, mechanics
informal the nitty-gritty, the ins and outs, the brass tacks
See parent entry: nut
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