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get the gist

To understand the central, essential, or general matter of something, such as an argument, speech, concept, process, etc., without being proficient in the more specific details. A: "Did you understand what she was saying?" B: "My Japanese isn't great anymore, but I think I got the gist of it." Bob: "Are you sure you understand what's involved?" Steve: "Yeah, yeah, I get the gist."
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it wud ha done your heart good to percave the illigant double wink that I gived her jist thin right in the face with both eyes.
"That's all to no use, Mounseer Frog, mavourneen," thinks I; and I talked as hard and as fast as I could all the while, and throth it was mesilf jist that divarted her leddyship complately and intirely, by rason of the illigant conversation that I kipt up wid her all about the dear bogs of Connaught.
And then ounly percave the cuteness of the swate angel, for no sooner did she obsarve that I was afther the squazing of her flipper, than she up wid it in a jiffy, and put it away behind her back, jist as much as to say, "Now thin, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, there's a bitther chance for ye, mavourneen, for it's not altogether the gentaal thing to be afther the squazing of my flipper right full in the sight of that little furrenner Frinchman, Mounseer Maiter-di-dauns."
Wid that I giv'd her a big wink jist to say, "lit Sir Pathrick alone for the likes o' them thricks," and thin I wint aisy to work, and you'd have died wid the divarsion to behould how cliverly I slipped my right arm betwane the back o' the sofy, and the back of her leddyship, and there, sure enough, I found a swate little flipper all a waiting to say, "the tip o' the mornin' to ye, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt." And wasn't it mesilf, sure, that jist giv'd it the laste little bit of a squaze in the world, all in the way of a commincement, and not to be too rough wid her leddyship?
"Ye little spalpeeny frog of a bog-throtting son of a bloody noun!" -- and jist thin what d'ye think it was that her leddyship did?
And maybe it wasn't mesilf that jist died then outright wid the laffin', to behold the little chap when he found out that it wasn't the widdy at all at all that he had had hould of all the time, but only Sir Pathrick O'Grandison.
And that's jist the thruth of the rason why he wears his lift hand in a sling.
JIST specifications used in our experiment Parameters Value Simulation tools JIST Number of vehicles 100 Simulation time 400 seconds Simulation map XML, Chicago map PHY standard 802.11b Radio propagation Two Ray Ground, Free model Space, Shadowing Mobility model Random Waypoint Routing protocol AODV Table 4.
Top it off, they learnt me ta tie fancy knots in silk thread usin' jist the crook fangers of mah left hand!" He slapped his knee and laughed.
Ah'm jist ganning tae Berwick fe' the bookies and a wee dram.
The 3rd Joint International Semantic Technology (JIST) conference invites those interested in the semantic web, social web, linked data, and similar technologies to join discussions in Gangnam, Seoul's business district.
While many careers have some integration of these areas, STEM career workers "primarily use knowledge of one or more STEM subjects in their daily work activities" (JIST, 2011, p.1).
I had to take the red shoes to go with the red dress and the blue ones to go with the blue top...you get my jist. However I could never do that now as airlines have bumped up their charges so much.
That's the jist of MLB's countersuit against Anheuser-Busch, after the brewer sued Major League Baseball last month for failing to honor a letter of intent to continue A-B's baseball sponsorship.
The Twitter Job Search Guide ($14.95 - [c] 2010) is now available at Amazon.com, in all major bookstores and from JIST Publishing (www.jist.com or 1.800.648.JIST).