the gist

noun

Definition of the gist

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

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“The gist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20gist. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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