Definition of "nitty-gritty" []

  • Informal The specific or practical details; the heart of a matter. (noun)

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Use "nitty-gritty" in a sentence
  • "Linsey is a bright-eyed, 25-year-old blonde bombshell with a bubbly personality and some nitty-gritty pipes."
  • "Whether this will ever translate to a real, nitty-gritty acceptance of these views on Amazon or Asimov's, however, remains to be seen."
  • "Kenji Kamiyama succeeds in all the ways that Oshii fails: characterization, dialogue, depicting the nitty-gritty lived experience of the future."