Gist

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Definition

the gist (of a story): the essence, the point, the most important idea (of a story)
noun

to get the gist (of a story): to understand the main point, idea, meaning (of a story)
idiom
Pronunciation examples
UK: Just give me the gist of what he said.
US: I didn't understand the gist of the article - what was it about?
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Examples

  • "Apparently every serious businessman needs one, or that was the gist of it."
  • "Nigel : That's the gist of it."
  • "Brent : Well just give us the gist then, Englishman."

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