get down to brass tacks

idiom

informal
: to start to discuss or consider the most important details or facts about something
We finally got down to brass tacks and decided to work out a schedule for the project.

Examples of get down to brass tacks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the point of this article is to get down to brass tacks and simply show the relationship between housing costs and worker shortages. Atticus Leblanc, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022

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“Get down to brass tacks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20down%20to%20brass%20tacks. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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