back-to-basics

[bak-tuh-bey-siks]
adjective
1.
stressing simplicity and adherence to fundamental principles: The movement suggests a back-to-basics approach to living for those whose lives have become complicated.
2.
emphasizing or based upon the teaching of such basic subjects as reading, arithmetic, grammar, or history in a traditional way.
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Instead, she took public transportation, underscoring the green nature of her back-to-basics lifestyle.
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