What does 'The long and short' mean?
The long and short of something is the substance, the most important part or the gist.
('The long and the short' is also used.)
- Category: General
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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