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English definition of “the nitty-gritty”

the nitty-gritty

noun [S]     /ˌnɪt.iˈɡrɪt.i/ US  /ˌnɪt̬.iˈɡrɪt̬-/ informal
the basic facts of a situation: Let's get down to the nitty-gritty - how much will it cost?Information and messages
(Definition of the nitty-gritty noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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