cut to the pith (of something)(redirected from cut to the pith of the issue)
cut to the pith (of something)
To focus directly on the essential or core matter(s) of a given topic or issue. Her newest book cuts to the pith of what it means to be human. We are looking for a reporter who will cut to the pith, not fluff their articles with unnecessary details or asides.
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