consist in (something)(redirected from consisted in)
consist in (something)
To have something be the sole, primary, or most important element or aspect. Diplomacy consists in open, thoughtful communication, not tearing down others with whom one disagrees. Being a good parent consists in doing what most benefits your child—whether they are happy with that or not.
See also: consist
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.