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How to sign: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story";
Similiar / Same: essence, heart and soul, nitty-gritty, gist, pith, kernel, substance, meat, nub, core, sum, center, heart, marrow
Categories: cognitive content, content, mental object
Within this category: bare bones, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff