I’m sure that I’ve came across the word that sounds or spells similar to titbit or tipbit, and has the meaning of “key point” or “focus” or “essential part”. For example:

The titbit of his idea is to gather as many trusted people as possible.

The titbit is for you to see it for yourself.


It sounds like you're thinking of "tidbit" (AmE) or "titbit" (BrE), but this does not mean "essential part". It means, either, "a small piece of tasty food" or "a small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information."


Here's an interesting tidbit for you: both my grandparents fought in World War II, in the same battle, but on opposite sides.

Words that do mean "essential point": crux, gist, nub, pith, meat, nitty-gritty, core, kernel, bottom line, and several others.

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    Yes, that’s it, the word I’m looking for—tidbit(BRE titbit). I was wrong about the meaning.
    – user67265
    Oct 5 '18 at 6:22

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