nitty-gritty

noun
nit·​ty-grit·​ty | \ ˈni-tē-ˌgri-tē How to pronounce nitty-gritty (audio) , ˌni-tē-ˈgri- \

Definition of nitty-gritty

: what is essential and basic : specific practical details get down to the nitty-gritty of the problem

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First Known Use of nitty-gritty

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nitty-gritty was in 1934

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“Nitty-gritty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitty-gritty. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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