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English definition of “the nitty-gritty”

the nitty-gritty

noun
 
 
/ˌnɪtiˈɡrɪti/
the important details of a subject or activity: English teachers should concentrate on the nitty-gritty of teaching grammar.Important and essential thingsInformation and messages
(Definition of the nitty-gritty from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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