Idiom of the Week Returns!
Meaning: To get very serious about something or focus on the most important things.
It’s a new school year – time to get down to brass tacks.
After arguing about the problem for a long time, we agreed that we had to get down to brass tacks.
“Let’s get down to brass tacks: you and I don’t like each other.”
You are a teacher, and one of your students is always late. You get down to brass tacks if you…
A. Give the student a dirty look.
B. Ignore the problem.
C. Try to find out why the student is always late and agree on a solution.
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The correct answer is C. You’re definitely getting down to brass tacks if you try to find out the reason for something and then develop a solution. So if you have a problem (and as we all know, everybody has problems), go out there and get down to brass tacks!