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  3. Interesting fact The origin of the expression ‘get down to brass tacks’ can be found in mids America. One of the earliest uses of the phrase in print comes from a January edition of the Texas newspaper The Tri-Weekly Telegraph: “When you come down to brass tacks – if we may be allowed the expression – everybody is governed by selfishness.”.
  4. In the trading posts of the old west, the shopkeeper measured out a yard on his wooden counter and inserted two brass thumbtacks. He used this to measure off "yard goods" such as fabrics and rope. So to set the price he first had to get down to brass tacks.
  5. Dec 04,  · When was the last time you used a brass tack? Or even saw one? Probably not recently. So it’s kind of odd that “get down to brass tacks” has become the go-to idiom for cutting through the.
  6. get down to brass tacks meaning: 1. to start talking about the most important or basic facts of a situation: 2. to start talking. Learn more.
  7. Principal Translations: Inglés: Español: get down to brass tacks v expr verbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end.": figurative, informal (discuss essentials): ir a lo esencial loc verb locución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza.
  8. Dec 04,  · However it came to the U.S., by the late s, it was widespread. For example, T.S. Eliot used the expression in his Sweeney Agonistes: "That's all the facts when you come to brass tacks: Birth, and copulation, and death.". The term is similar a number of other expressions that get at the same idea, such as "get down to bedrock," referring to the hard rock underneath the soil—used.

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