Meaning of “the nuts and bolts of something” in the English Dictionary

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"the nuts and bolts of something" in American English

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the nuts and bolts of something

the basic facts or practical things that need to be understood or done:

He was a genius on paper, but when it came to the nuts and bolts of running a business he was a failure.

(Definition of “the nuts and bolts of something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)