the long and short
or the long and the short phrasal gist

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • the long and the short — or[the long and short] {n. phr.} All that needs to be said; the basic fact; point. * /The long and the short of the matter is that the man is no actor./ * /The money isn t there, and that s the long and short of it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the long and the short — or[the long and short] {n. phr.} All that needs to be said; the basic fact; point. * /The long and the short of the matter is that the man is no actor./ * /The money isn t there, and that s the long and short of it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • long and short of it — {n. phr.} The essence; the whole story in a nutshell. * /The long and short of it is that he is lazy and doesn t really want to find a job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • long and short of it — {n. phr.} The essence; the whole story in a nutshell. * /The long and short of it is that he is lazy and doesn t really want to find a job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the long and the short — phrasal see the long and short …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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