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The meaning of "brass tacks"

" Brass tacks "
Meaning:
Cockney rhyming slang for facts.
Example:
I'm telling you brass tacks mate. Florida is bigger than England.
Where did it originate?:
Where is it used?:
Mostly Britain.
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" Get down to brass tacks "
Meaning:
Concern yourself with the basic and important realities.
Example:
Were broke. This is no time for fanciful ideas - we need to get down to brass tacks and raise some money.
Where did it originate?:
America, 19th century.
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