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n. Purpose, aim.
n. Practical details of a matter, "brass tacks" (as in, "Let's get down to brass tacks.")
"We should decide if we want to focus on the broad vision and philosophy or the tachlis" (a rabbi to her staff when deciding what the topic of the next meeting should be). "He is thinking about these questions in a very sophisticated but also very tachlis sort of way" (an academic to other academics).
"When you get down to tachlis it means you stop talking about generalities and get down to the heart of the matter. When a girl dates a boy for the purpose of finding a mate she is said to be dating with tachlis in mind; when you ask a boy who is dating your daughter if he has tachlis, you are asking him whether he is serious about your daughter."
"Tachlis! What do you want?"
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Heb תכלית takhlít 'purpose, aim, object; end, limit', Yiddish תּכלית tákhles
takhlis, tachles, takhles
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