the nit and gritty

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 7 18:42:47 UTC 2013

At 8/7/2013 12:56 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Spotted an interesting version of what seems to mean "at a basic level":

I don't think "basic", but rather (as in the OED definition) "the
harsh realities; the heart of the matter"; the technicalities, not
muc removed from the messy, arcane details.


>>To the nit and gritty, it is technically a craft beer, considering
>>making a brew is a craft. So, saying that, all brews including the
>>ABInBev/SABMiller products would be considered craft.
>This is in a discussion thread of whether some brand does or does not
>qualify as "craft beer". The poster is from Kansas, at the moment--don't
>know the full history, obviously.
>A quick search shows 110K ghits.
>"The 'Nit and Gritty'"
>Tropicana Las Vegas - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel: Traveler Reviews
>Christopher Martin Bache. Phenomenology in a Pluralistic Context: Steps
>to a Deep Ecology of Mind. p. 288
>>The nit-and-gritty complications that are part of constantly stopping
>>and restarting our physical existence are set aside in the interest of
>>identifying the larger trajectory of our psychospiritual evolution.
>>You can't really know about the balance in the game (what is
>>overpowered or underpowered) until you fully understand the nit and
>>gritty of all the classes and how they affect each other.
>> From coordinating the time in which the "For Sale" sign went up in the
>>yard (which I might add looks 100% better than the typical metal "For
>>Sale" signs offered by other companies) to the nit and gritty of
>>communicating with the buyer and their agent, it was done in a
>>professional manner.
>>No fancy edits and flashy transitions, never been interested in that,
>>I like to just get to the nit and gritty.
>     VS-)
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