nuts and bolts
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Many of them seem to take greater interest in aviation than in the nuts-and-bolts of corporate operations.
He was perceived as inspiring, but not really connecting to working people in a nuts-and-bolts kind of way.
If the issue of the day is jobs and the economy, Rick Perry is certainly the nuts-and-bolts kind of guy you want in there.