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.
Let's get down to brass tacks: it takes money to run an economy and it's only right and fair that we all need to do our bit, those that are physically and mentally capable, that is.
This encourages you to narrow your focus and get down to brass tacks. It's thus a time to be solid.