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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This encourages you to narrow your focus and get down to brass tacks.
Skipping over why the likes of ex-Royal reporter Jennie ``I'ma serious journalist'' Bond or Frank ``Way I tell 'em''Carson (aged 77) should want to join these other half-wits and has-beens, we'dbetter get down to brass tacks.
In fact, when you get down to brass tacks, the future of the whole human race hangs on a promise.