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get down to brass tacks

to start talking about the most important or basic facts of a situation: Let's get down to brass tacks. Who's paying for all this?
Translations of “get down to brass tacks”
in Chinese (Traditional) 討論實質問題, 考慮最基本的問題…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讨论实质问题, 考虑最基本的问题…
(Definition of get down to brass tacks from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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