get\ down\ to\ brass\ tacks

• get down to brass tacks
• get down to cases
v. phr. informal
To begin the most important work or business; get started on the most important things to talk about or know.

The men talked about little things and then got down to brass tacks.

A busy doctor wants his patients to get down to brass tacks.


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  • get down to brass tacks — also[get down to cases] {v. phr.}, {informal} To begin the most important work or business; get started on the most important things to talk about or know. * /The men talked about little things and then got down to brass tacks./ * /A busy doctor… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get down to brass tacks — also[get down to cases] {v. phr.}, {informal} To begin the most important work or business; get started on the most important things to talk about or know. * /The men talked about little things and then got down to brass tacks./ * /A busy doctor… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get down to brass tacks — informal phrase to start discussing the most important issue Thesaurus: to discuss somethingsynonym Main entry: brass * * * get down to brass tacks informal : to start to discuss or consider the most important details or facts about something …   Useful english dictionary

  • get down to brass tacks — ► get down to brass tacks informal start to consider the basic facts. Main Entry: ↑brass …   English terms dictionary

  • (get down to) brass tacks — (get down to) brass ˈtacks idiom (informal) (to start to consider) the basic facts or practical details of sth Main entry: ↑brassidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • get down to brass tacks —    When people get down to brass tacks, they start to discuss the essential aspects of a problem or situation.     The situation was so serious that after a few polite exchanges they quickly got down to brass tacks …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get down to brass tacks — become serious about it, knuckle down    As soon as I m feeling better I ll get down to brass tacks …   English idioms

  • get down to brass tacks — begin discussing the essential matters immediately Let s get down to brass tacks and begin to deal with the business at hand …   Idioms and examples

  • get down to brass tacks — to start talking about the basic facts of a situation. Let s get down to brass tacks who s going to pay for all of this? …   New idioms dictionary

  • get down to brass tacks — informal start to consider the basic facts or practical details. → brass …   English new terms dictionary


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