But have you heard about the actual 60 minutes of nitty-gritty playtime?
Obama did an artful job of creating an image of someone divorced from the nitty-gritty of hardball, brass-knuckled politics.
It gives a pleasant sense of transgression, of really being in the nitty-gritty.
The dramatic popularization of a phrase like “nitty-gritty” demonstrates that language is always changing across social contexts.
I wanted to give the general public a view of the nitty-gritty of expeditions.
Webb was never wild about some of the nitty-gritty aspects of elected office and was not a very assiduous fundraiser.
In terms of the nitty-gritty of writing, George brings the skill set of being able to get it out on paper pretty quickly.
But what happens at CGI is the nitty-gritty of deal-making between philanthropists and the people who get it done.
If you must know more, the BBC has a useful primer on all the nitty-gritty.
"basic facts," 1961, knitty-gritty, American English, said to have been chiefly used by black jazz musicians, perhaps ultimately from nit and grits "finely ground corn." As an adjective from 1966.