brass tackses

brass tacks

noun Informal.
the most fundamental considerations; essentials; realities (usually used in the phrase get down to brass tacks ).

1895–1900 Unabridged
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brass tacks
pl n
informal basic realities; hard facts (esp in the phrase get down to brass tacks)

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