brass tacks

as in ropes
the specific practical details of something after the usual introductions and requisite pleasantries, we got down to the brass tacks of our business proposal

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“Brass tacks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brass%20tacks. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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