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Definition of the nitty-gritty noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

the nitty-gritty

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌnɪt̮i ˈɡrɪt̮i//
 
[singular] (informal)
 
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the basic or most important details of an issue or a situation Time ran out before we could get down to the real nitty-gritty.
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