hit the high points

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hit the high points

To cover or emphasize the most significant or vital aspects of something. We don't have a lot of time, so just hit the high points from his speech.
See also: high, hit, point
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Gant hits the high points of Christian history, beginning with the monastics.
Like many lecturers, Singer hits the high points but glosses over details.
This is a feel-good biography that hits the high points of the dancer's life, only touching fleetingly on his flaws and excusing them in the name of art and accomplishment.
The challenge facing the author of such a survey is to choose the right questions to ask about each period, and Tomlinson hits the high points of them all with unerring judgment.
The author may not cover every possible type of relationship, but she certainly hits the high points.