the nit and gritty

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 12 17:08:43 UTC 2013

> To the nit and gritty, it is technically a craft beer, considering
> making a brew is a craft.

I read your quotation as having a semantic change as well: that "nit and
gritty" here meant "the knowledgeable ones. But it could just as well be
"(To get down to) the ...", as y'all have been analyzing it here.

Mark Mandel

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