The long and short of something is the substance, the most important part or the gist.
('The long and the short' is also used.)
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Idioms similar to 'The long and short'
- Cut a long story short
- In the short run
- Short shrift
- A long row to hoe
- In the long run
- It's as broad as it is long
- By a long chalk
- Draw a long bow
- How long is a piece of string
- Cast a long shadow
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