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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʌpʃɑt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʌpʃɒt/
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- Hyphenation: up‧shot
upshot (plural upshots)
- The final result, or outcome of something.
- 1818 April 20, The Parliamentary Debates: During the Sixth Session of the Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, appointed to meet at Westminster, the Twenty-seventh Day of January 1818, in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King GEORGE the Third, Thomas Curson Hansard, page 224:
- Whatever might be the details of the proposition, that, he conceived, to be the result, or, in vulgar language, the upshot of it.
- 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
- I have no skill of fancy to tell of that dark collogue, but the upshot was that Alison swore by her lost soul and the pride of sin to bring the lass into thrall to her master.
- (US) A concise summary.
- I'm not interested in hearing all the details. Just give me the upshot.
- (concise summary): bottom line, digest, the long and short
- (final result): bottom line, conclusion, consequence
final result, or outcome of something