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sum and substance

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the central part or aspect of something under consideration
  • Realism was the sum and substance of his work.

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“Sum and substance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sum%20and%20substance. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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