hit the high spots

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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Dawdon hit the high spots as they swept away Marsden to go top and, with both Tudhoe and Esh Winning securing emphatic victories, the championship race has suddenly taken on a different complexion.
First flights of geese will want to hit the high spots and walk downhill.
The only other winners on a rain-affected afternoon were Normanby Hall, who defeated Hartlepool by three wickets, and Middlesbrough, who enjoyed a similar margin of success over Guisborough as skipper James Lowe hit the high spots with five wickets and 61 runs.
A GLAMOUROUS future beckons for teenager Jodie Duckworth - who was once close to death and is now aiming to hit the high spots as a showbiz dancer and beauty queen.
It needs to, since setting up the premise is often the hardest part of a musical or play, and "Young Frankenstein: The Musical" doesn't truly hit the high spots until it takes residence in the castle in Transylvania Heights.
Likelihood: 4/5 The Giant Bolster RSA Chase Both David Bridgwater (Stayers' Hurdle, Festival Trophy, County Hurdle) and Rodi Greene (Coral Cup) have already enjoyed festival success but neither has hit the high spots for some time, although The Giant Bolster may be the vehicle to do both a good turn.
Labour has spent millions of pounds in those communities, yet they still hit the high spots on all the deprivation indicators.
DAREDEVIL chef Andrew Fairlie is to hit the high spots - by staging a Burns supper on top of Africa's highest mountain.
David Coulthard has quit Formula One at a time when, he predicts, the high-speed spectacle is geared up to hit the high spots of excitement.
But my old club didn't exactly hit the high spots during the week, needing a last-minute Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink goal to earn a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough in the Algarve Cup.
AN Anglesey-based Welsh Cob stallion has hit the high spots.
Already he has hit the high spots with the Potters to such an extent that Villa manager Martin O'Neill may soon have him back banging on his door.
FORMER Birmingham City striker Dele Adebola has urged Gary McSheffrey to hit the high spots at St Andrew's after his big-money move from Coventry City.
It may be one of the most glamourous cities on earth but going this way you won't have to cough up a fortune to hit the high spots as well as the beach.