adjective see nuts and bolts

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Nuts and Bolts — may refer to: Nuts and bolts, hardware fasteners Nuts and Bolts (TV series), a British television series Nuts Bolts (film), a short film Banjo Kazooie: Nuts Bolts, a video game Nuts and Bolts (general relativity), fixed point sets of the symmetry …   Wikipedia

  • nuts and bolts — nuts and bolts, adj. the essential or basic aspects: to learn the nuts and bolts of a new job. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • nuts and bolts — The nuts and bolts are the most essential components of something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • nuts and bolts — pl.n. Informal the basic elements or practical aspects of something nuts and bolts adj …   English World dictionary

  • nuts and bolts — nuts′ and bolts′ n. pl. cvb the essential or basic aspects • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • nuts and bolts — [n] practical details basic details, basics, brass tacks*, essentials, fundamentals, mechanics, nitty gritty*, practicalities; concept 546 …   New thesaurus

  • nuts and bolts — ► nuts and bolts informal the basic practical details. Main Entry: ↑nut …   English terms dictionary

  • nuts and bolts — noun detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished • Hypernyms: ↑information, ↑info * * * n basics, essentials, fundamentals, details, components, bits and pieces, practicalities COLLOQ. nitty… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nuts-and-bolts — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or dealing with specific practical details nuts and bolts aspects of the job * * * nuts and bolts, small but essential features, especially those that form an integral framework or make up practical… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nuts and bolts — 1. n. the mundane workings of something; the basics of something. □ I want you to learn how to write well. You have to get down to the nuts and bolts of writing. □ She’s got a lot of good, general ideas, but when it comes to the nuts and bolts of …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • nuts and bolts —    The nuts and bolts are the most essential components of something.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    The nuts and bolts of something are the detailed facts and the practical aspects.     We need to discuss the nuts and bolts of the… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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