In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the nitty-gritty — la esencia / el meollo de la cuestión
- to get down to the nitty-gritty — ir al meollo de la cuestión
- He got his details from the nitty-gritty of our everyday lives.
- Well, certainly it seems they are getting down to the nitty-gritty of some really serious fighting up in the hills behind me.
- But when it came down to the nitty-gritty, he showed what a coward he was.
- The students were eager to know about the nitty-gritty of Civil Services.
- They serve a useful function, surely, do all the nitty-gritty dirty work, and make their clients rich in the process.
- Otherwise I am usually involved with the nitty-gritty of dance as a performer and teacher.
- Your academic advisor should help you, but they aren't always aware of the nitty-gritty details.
- Eight years embroiled in the nitty-gritty of Glasgow City Council as a councillor for Pollok has taught him a lot, he says.
- There are other issues coming up as they work through the nitty-gritty details of this plan.
- However, few investors would claim to understand the nitty-gritty of its business.
- Then we got down to the nitty-gritty, asking whether people thought the development should go ahead.
- It's time to break out of that shell and deal with the nitty-gritty details of your relationships.
- Kevin's all over the nitty-gritty details of the relevant documents.
- However, the reliance on overlong interviews, dealing with the nitty-gritty of economic practices, really slows things down.
- But when it comes to the nitty-gritty, it seems no one is prepared to put their money where their mouth is.
- The book features also sections on planning and on the nitty-gritty of writing and producing a Web site.
- It's almost as if all the initial chat and wine is a warm-up to the nitty-gritty, the heart of the matter, which is sharing secrets.
- What he needs to be praised for is not the nitty-gritty rate changes but the broad direction of reform that he has resolved to continue and strengthen.
- It's very varied and sometimes you can be dealing with the nitty-gritty side of things like maintenance of the ground.
- George, stay on that white horse and remember to leave the nitty-gritty to me.
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