Words of the Week – nitty-gritty

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Nitty-gritty means the details.

Managers usually contrast the term with the big picture, or strategic view. You might hear, “I don’t need to get down to the nitty-gritty with you; just give me the big picture.” Or, “I love the big picture idea; now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty to figure out how to make this work!"

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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