Definition of nitty-gritty noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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nitty-gritty

noun
ˌnɪti ˈɡrɪti
 
; ˌnɪti ˈɡrɪti
 
[singular] (informal)
 
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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