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sum and substance

noun
1.
main idea, gist, or point:
the sum and substance of an argument.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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Examples for sum and substance
  • If this is the sum and substance of plaintiff's case, he cannot prevail.
  • The sum and substance of my brief comments come down to this: do your homework in advance of launching change.
  • As this is the sum and substance of his retaliation evidence, it is insufficient to forestall summary judgment.
  • While being limited to the sum and substance of each party's final proposal,.
  • The sum and substance of that article is extremely important.
  • The sum and substance of this is that one of the aircraft impacted the north tower.
Idioms and Phrases with sum and substance
, Of which if you should here disfurnish me, You take the sum and substance that I have.”
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