Get Down to Brass Tacks


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Get Down to Brass Tacks

Informal; to discuss the essentials of the matter at hand. For example, shareholders discussing declining dividends may get down to brass tacks when they discuss why sales are lagging, rather than whether the CEO is being paid too much.
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However, as the duo get down to brass tacks, a grudging admiration turns to something deeper.
This encourages you to narrow your focus and get down to brass tacks.