get back to basics

get back to basics
get/go back to basics
to spend time and effort doing the simplest but most important things, especially after an unsuccessful period of time spent doing things that are more complicated but less important: »

We need to get back to basics and start delivering on promises to customers.

Main Entry: basics

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • get back to basics — go/​get back to basics phrase to start paying more attention to the most important aspects of something Thesaurus: to change your opinion, attitudes or behavioursynonym Main entry: basics * * * get back to (the) basics see ↑basic, 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • get/go back to basics — ► to spend time and effort doing the simplest but most important things, especially after an unsuccessful period of time spent doing things that are more complicated but less important: »We need to get back to basics and start delivering on… …   Financial and business terms

  • back to basics — A political slogan advocating a return to what are regarded as basic values of morality and behaviour • • • Main Entry: ↑basic * * * back to basics [back to basics] a phrase used by politicians and others who are concerned about standards in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • back to basics — 1. adverb back to fundamental principles You cant teach them calculus when they cant add up; lets get back to basics. 2. noun A conscious return to principles such as self respect, decency and …   Wiktionary

  • back to basics — a phrase used by politicians and others who are concerned about standards in education, government, public life, etc. to suggest that modern developments have made people forget what is important: Companies need to get back to basics: be honest,… …   Universalium

  • back to basics — Meaning A return to previously held values of decency. Origin This became prominent in current language in the UK with a 1993 speech by UK prime minister John Major, although it has been used in every day language long before that. Major: It is… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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  • get/go back to basics — get/go back to (the) basics : to return to a simpler way of doing something or thinking about something The restaurant is getting back to basics in terms of food, using fresh ingredients to make simple, good food. • • • Main Entry: ↑basic …   Useful english dictionary

  • get back to the basics — get back to (the) basics see ↑basic, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑get …   Useful english dictionary

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