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gist
used in Freakonomics

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Definition
the main point(s) of a more detailed matter

or:

law:  the grounds for a legal action
  • Each site operates a bit differently, but the gist is this: You compose a personal ad about yourself that typically includes a photo, vital statistics, your income range, level of education, likes and dislikes, and so on.
    p. 78.1

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