upshot

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Presumed from up- +‎ shot, referring to the last shot in a match of archery.

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upshot (plural upshots)

  1. (US) A concise summary.
    I'm not interested in hearing all the details. Just give me the upshot.
  2. The final result, or outcome of something.
    • 2020 August 1, David Hytner, “Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal turn tables on Chelsea to win FA Cup”, in The Guardian[1]:
      It was a snapshot of the finishing ability that makes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a world-class performer and, for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta, the upshot was glorious.
    The upshot was, that they had to get married.

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