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Nitty-gritty   /nˈɪti-grˈɪti/   Listen
Nitty-gritty

noun
1.
The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.  Synonyms: center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, pith, substance, sum.  "The heart and soul of the Republican Party" , "The nub of the story"






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Words linked to "Nitty-gritty" :   bare bones, haecceity, stuff, mental object, content, quintessence, hypostasis, cognitive content, centre, quiddity, kernel



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