You mean he buckled right down to brass tacks, and that's what my boy is going to do.
Before you and I were born it was long-established and it was established on brass tacks.
It is easy enough to talk in generalities, much harder sometimes to come to the brass tacks of a situation.
I'll come out of it all right and get down to brass tacks again.
In other words, to come right down to brass tacks, you stole one of the diamond cuff-buttons,—gol darn it!
You will like "brass tacks" if you like to get somewhere and get there quickly.
He had a chief engineer that was brass tacks from beginning to end.
We've got to come alive and forget these ideas and get down to brass tacks.
Paula made a practice of calling them the pair of “brass tacks.”
Now tell me whats all this about, and maybe we can get down to brass tacks.