Final issue; conclusion; the sum and substance; the end; the result; the consummation. I can not pursue with any safety this sport to the upshot. (Shak) We account it frailty that threescore years and ten make the upshot of man's pleasurable existence. (De Quincey)
Origin: Up _ shot, equivalent to scot share, reckoning. Cf. The phrase to cast up an account.
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... suffering child. Woe betide anyone who tries to get in the way of help! The mother in such circumstances will virtually annihilate them.' So, the upshot is that he is not saying you are definitely not suffering and desperate, but he is saying that certain behaviour would not tend to indicate this. ...
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