n [sing] the ~ (of sth) the final result or outcome 最後结果; 结局
*The upshot of it all was that he resigned. 结果他辞职了.
[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: upshot 'final shot in an archery competition' (16-17 centuries)]
the upshot (of sth)
the final result of a situation
The upshot was that after much argument they all agreed to help her.