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upshot

[uhp-shot] /ˈʌpˌʃɒt/
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 of upshot
1525-1535
1525-35; up- + shot1
Synonyms
1. consequence, outgrowth, aftereffect.
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upshot

/ˈʌpˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
the final result; conclusion; outcome
2.
(archery) the final shot in a match
Word Origin
C16: from up + shot1
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Word Origin and History for upshot
n.

1530s, from up + shot (n.); originally, the final shot in an archery match, hence the figurative sense of "result, issue, conclusion" (c.1600).

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