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Get to the heart of


Discover the truth. ‘Heart’ refers to the important source of  knowledge about a person or incident. Peeling through layers of information to garner the significant essence. (Compare to Nitty gritty.)

“The psychiatrist listened to me talk about my family but said the  heart of the matter was my feelings towards my father.”

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