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1‘let me give you a brief rundown of the situation’
analysis, review, overview, briefing, brief, sketch, thumbnail sketch, outline, rough idea
summary, résumé, synopsis, precis, recapitulation, run-through, summarization, summation
informal low-down, recap
rare conspectus, summa
2‘the rundown of NATO forces in the area’
reduction, cut, cutback, decrease, curtailment, drop, decline, diminution
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