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brass tacks

noun, Informal.
the most fundamental considerations; essentials; realities (usually used in the phrase get down to brass tacks).
Origin of brass tacks
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for brass-tacks

brass tacks

plural noun
(informal) basic realities; hard facts (esp in the phrase get down to brass tacks)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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brass tacks

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down to brass tacks

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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