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English definition of “the upshot”

the upshot

noun [S] uk   /ˈʌp.ʃɒt/ us    /-ʃɑːt/
something that happens as a result of other actions, events, or decisions: The upshot of the discussions is that there will be no redundancies.Outcomes and consequences
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