He repeated the gist of the message, and Mel could imagine Danny sweating again, as he had been earlier.
He seemed to have understood the gist of their discussion.
That was the gist of the present situation.
The import of the reasons and the gist of his pronouncements became clear after the first queries were posed.
We will not reproduce his speech word for word, but will only summarise the gist of it.
The gist, of course, escaped me, but I had no leisure to probe into gists.
Madam President, I support the gist of the directive, subject to the restrictions on which the two major groups have agreed.
Furthermore, this is the gist of the report by one of the main UN inspectors, amongst others.
However, the gist of the proposal is about adapting people to suit the work, rather than adapting the work to suit the people.
I concur with the gist of Mr Costa' s opinion.
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience: kernel, heart, nitty-gritty, essence, haecceity, bare bones, cognitive content, nub, quintessence, sum, mental object, content, core, quiddity, centre, hypostasis, heart and soul, marrow, meat, substance, center, pith, stuff, inwardness
the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work: core, essence, effect, meaning, burden, significance, signification, import