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English definition of “the long and the short of it”

the long and the short of it

informal
said when you want to explain the general situation without giving details: The long and the short of it is that they are willing to start the work in January.Summaries and summarisingAccounts and stories
(Definition of the long and the short of it from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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