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- noun The specific or practical details; the heart of a matter.
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- noun colloquial The
essenceor coreof something; the details.
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- noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
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Between 1929 and 1950, the likes of Humphrey Jennings and John Grierson held a mirror up to the nation and made films including Coal Face and Listen To Britain that took up the nitty-gritty of public life in a way that was unheard of in the first half of the 20th century.
Oh yes, work: the writers 'conference afforded me (and the attendees, I hope) a great six-hour discussion with Mary Lee Donovan, Debbie Kovacs, Alison Morris, Nancy Werlin and Martin Sandler about contemporary children's publishing, from the nitty-gritty of getting an agent to larger questions about the future of the market.
They were all waiting anxiously to hear the nitty-gritty details, as if throwing up your guts was a major accomplishment.
There is an example of how we might investigate this ‘nitty-gritty’.
Well, expect a bit of a lull as lawyers and accountants sink their teeth into the nitty-gritty details of these terms, some of which kept changing until the final hour.
I even help out our fisherman and do the nitty-gritty work.
Whether this will ever translate to a real, nitty-gritty acceptance of these views on Amazon or Asimov's, however, remains to be seen.
Linsey is a bright-eyed, 25-year-old blonde bombshell with a bubbly personality and some nitty-gritty pipes.
Kenji Kamiyama succeeds in all the ways that Oshii fails: characterization, dialogue, depicting the nitty-gritty lived experience of the future.
The book argued that to win a war civilian leaders sometimes had to get really involved in the nitty-gritty details of how to conduct it.