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hit the high spots

Fig. to do only the important, obvious, or good things. I won't discuss the entire report. I'll just hit the high spots. First, let me hit the high spots; then I'll tell you the details.
See also: high, hit, spot

hit the high spots

Also, hit the high points. Pay attention only to the most important places or parts. For example, We only had a week in New York, but we managed to hit the high spots, or His speech was brief, but he hit all the high points. This idiom alludes to running a dustcloth or paintbrush over an uneven surface and touching only the raised portions. [c. 1900]
See also: high, hit, spot
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They may not have hit the high points in every aspect of the report but what comes across is a genuinely warm and thriving community school.
Space will not allow all that here but we can hit the high points.
There is a sense in the country that the ruling Congress Party and the influential Gandhi/Nehru core of it is on its way out after 10 years of a government that has hit the high points and the lows.
The reason is that this brief introduction was drawn from a much longer piece on the roots of homophobia that I've been working on forever, so in trying to hit the high points, I'm afraid I didn't offer enough of a foundation.
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Most families hit the high points, say the minimum required prayers, and start eating.
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Okay, so it may not hit the high points of Supernatural - the brilliant Maria Maria and Smooth in particular - but Shaman is still a highly polished, superbly produced album that offers a showcase for some leading talent.
The Physician Executive: Could you hit the high points, please?