Definition of nitty-gritty in English:

nitty-gritty

Syllabification: nit·ty-grit·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌnitē ˈgritē
 
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noun

(the nitty-gritty) • informal
  • The most important aspects or practical details of a subject or situation: let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of finding a job [as modifier]: the nitty-gritty details
    More example sentences
    • Kevin's all over the nitty-gritty details of the relevant documents.
    • It's time to break out of that shell and deal with the nitty-gritty details of your relationships.
    • There are other issues coming up as they work through the nitty-gritty details of this plan.
    Synonyms
    basics, essentials, fundamentals, substance, quintessence, heart of the matter; nub, crux, gist, meat, kernel, marrow
    informal brass tacks, bottom line
    nuts and bolts

Origin

1960s: of unknown origin.

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