Definition of “the long and the short of it” - English Dictionary

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“the long and the short of it” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “the long and the short of it” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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