back to basics
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back to basics (not comparable)
- back to fundamental principles
- You can't teach them calculus when they can't add up; let's get back to basics.
back to basics (uncountable)
- (politics, chiefly UK) A conscious return to principles such as self-respect, decency and honesty; especially the discredited policy of the Conservative government in the 1990s.