Upshot meaning

ŭpshŏt
The central idea or point; gist.
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(US) A concise summary.

I'm not interested in hearing all the details. Just give me the upshot.

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The final result; the outcome.
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The conclusion; result; outcome.
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The final result, or outcome of something.

The upshot was that they had to get married.

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Origin of upshot

  • Earlier upshot the last shot in an archery contest

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Said to come from up + shot, referring to the last shot in a match of archery. Or alternatively from Hebrew or Judeo-Aramaic פשט (p'shat, “simple explanation").

    From Wiktionary