nuts and bolts

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Origin of nuts and bolts

First recorded in 1955–60
Related formsnuts-and-bolts, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for nuts and bolts

basics, fundamentals, innards, mechanics, nitty-gritty

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British Dictionary definitions for nuts and bolts

nuts and bolts

pl n
  1. informal the essential or practical details
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