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The dramatic popularization of a phrase like “nitty-gritty” demonstrates that language is always changing across social contexts.

In terms of the nitty-gritty of writing, George brings the skill set of being able to get it out on paper pretty quickly.

It gives a pleasant sense of transgression, of really being in the nitty-gritty.

Obviously, Obama is not going to get into the nitty gritty of implementation.

But have you heard about the actual 60 minutes of nitty-gritty playtime?


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On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nitty-gritty, such as: basics, core, essence, focus, fundamentals, and gist.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.