the gist

Definition of the gist

  1. :  the general or basic meaning of something said or written :  the main points —usually + of The gist of her argument was that the law was unfair. I didn't read the whole article, but I got the gist of it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the ground (see 1ground 2a) of a legal action

    :  the main point or part :  essence

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to criticize severely

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