up-shot

upshot

[uhp-shot]
noun
1.
the final issue, the conclusion, or the result: The upshot of the disagreement was a new bylaw.
2.
the gist, as of an argument or thesis.

Origin:
1525–35; up- + shot1


1. consequence, outgrowth, aftereffect.
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upshot (ˈʌpˌʃɒt)
 
n
1.  the final result; conclusion; outcome
2.  archery the final shot in a match
 
[C16: from up + shot1]

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upshot
1531, from up + shot (n.); originally, the final shot in an archery match, hence the fig. sense of "result, issue, conclusion" (1604).
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