Synonyms of nitty-gritty in English:


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1‘she is no longer involved in the nitty-gritty of running the company’

basics, essentials, essence, essential part, main point, fundamental point, fundamentals, substance, heart of the matter, nub, core, heart, centre, quintessence, point, crux, gist, salient point, focal point, nucleus, meat, pith, kernel, marrow, burden
hard work, slog, toil, labour, donkey work, drudgery
informal brass tacks, nuts and bolts