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nit•ty-grit•ty



Pronunciation: (nit'ē-grit'ē), [key] Slang.

n.
the essential substance or details of a matter; basics; crux: Let's skip the chitchat and get down to the nitty-gritty.

adj.
1. fundamental, detailed, or probing: nitty-gritty questions.
2. direct and practical: nitty-gritty advice; a nitty-gritty system.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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