the lowdown

noun

: important information or facts about something
He gave me the lowdown about the company's vice president.
Reporters are trying to get the lowdown on what caused the accident.

Examples of the lowdown in a Sentence

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“The lowdown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20lowdown. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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