the long and the short of it

the long and the short of it
(the whole story in a few words.) (tutto quel che c'è da dire), (la morale della favola)

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  • The long and the short — Short Short, n. 1. A summary account. [1913 Webster] The short and the long is, our play is preferred. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The part of milled grain sifted out which is next finer than the bran. [1913 Webster] The first remove above bran… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the long and the short — or[the long and short] {n. phr.} All that needs to be said; the basic fact; point. * /The long and the short of the matter is that the man is no actor./ * /The money isn t there, and that s the long and short of it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the long and the short — or[the long and short] {n. phr.} All that needs to be said; the basic fact; point. * /The long and the short of the matter is that the man is no actor./ * /The money isn t there, and that s the long and short of it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the long and the short — phrasal see the long and short …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • long and short of it — {n. phr.} The essence; the whole story in a nutshell. * /The long and short of it is that he is lazy and doesn t really want to find a job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • long and short of it — {n. phr.} The essence; the whole story in a nutshell. * /The long and short of it is that he is lazy and doesn t really want to find a job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the long and short — or the long and the short phrasal gist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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