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the long and the short of it

informal
said when you ​want to ​explain the ​generalsituation 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the long and the short of it”
in Chinese (Simplified) 总之,总的来讲,总而言之…
in Chinese (Traditional) 總之,總的來講,總而言之…
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