get/go back to (the) basics

idiom

: to return to a simpler way of doing something or thinking about something
The restaurant is getting back to basics in terms of food, using fresh ingredients to make simple, good food.

Examples of get/go back to (the) basics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Zoom really wants to achieve its long-term goals, the company needs to get back to basics and reinstate its goal of making communications frictionless. Roger Dooley, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Sequoia’s cuts have forced the firm to go back to basics in focusing on seed and early stage investments. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2024 Hair Heroes to the Rescue There's never a bad time to go back to basics with hair care and, in 2023, our readers were all about nourishing products from scalp to ends. Shanna Shipin, Allure, 19 Jan. 2024 Hart asserts the Democrats' best strategy to win back office in Iowa is to get back to basics. Sarah Herndon, ABC News, 12 Jan. 2024 For those who have a sunny spot in their home to grow fruits, veggies, and herbs, go back to basics with this stackable planter. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 6 Jan. 2024 But in 2024, several experts think diners will be yearning to go back to the basics with a focus on whole, unprocessed foods. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 3 Jan. 2024 But instead of over complicating things, the right approach is to go back to basics and get on top of good cleansing and simple exfoliation. Georgia Day, Vogue, 5 Jan. 2024 Tefi Pessoa wants to get back to basics by becoming a clown. Mekita Rivas, refinery29.com, 30 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Get/go back to (the) basics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%2Fgo%20back%20to%20%28the%29%20basics. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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