to put it in a nutshell


to put it in a nutshell
to put it in a nutshell phrase
used when you are going to explain a long or complicated idea, story etc in a quick and simple way
Thesaurus: ways of explaining or clarifyinghyponym to make something easier to understandsynonym
Main entry: put

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • (put something) in a nutshell — (put sth) in a nutshell idiom (to say or express sth) in a very clear way, using few words • To put it in a nutshell, we re bankrupt. Main entry: ↑nutshellidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put smth in a nutshell — • the long and the short of it • to cut a long story short • to put smth in a nutshell (from Idioms in Speech) the general result or effect; all that need be said; the upshot (in the fewest words possible, in short, in brief); the substance of… …   Idioms and examples

  • to put it in a nutshell — used when you are going to explain a long or complicated idea, story etc in a quick and simple way …   English dictionary

  • put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nutshell — n. (colloq.) brief form in a nutshell (to put smt. in a nutshell) ( to state smt. very succinctly ) * * * [ nʌtʃel] (colloq.) [ brief form ] in a nutshell ( to state smt. very succinctly ; to put smt. in a nutshell) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nutshell — noun (C) 1 (to put it) in a nutshell spoken used when you are stating the main facts about something in a short, clear way: To put it in a nutshell, the show was a total disaster. 2 the hard outer part of a nut …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • put */*/*/ — UK [pʊt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms put : present tense I/you/we/they put he/she/it puts present participle putting past tense put past participle put 1) a) to move something to a particular position, especially using your hands She put… …   English dictionary

  • nutshell — nut|shell [ nʌt,ʃel ] noun count the hard shell around a nut in a nutshell SPOKEN used for saying that you are going to express something in a simple direct way: To put it in a nutshell, we lost the case …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • in a nutshell — adverb summed up briefly gave the facts in a nutshell just tell me the story in a nutshell explained the situation in a nutshell * * * adverb : in or within a small compass or limit : in a very brief statement : in a few words …   Useful english dictionary

  • in a nutshell — something that you say when you are describing something using as few words as possible. Karen wants them to get married and buy a house and Mike wants them to carry on as they are and that, in a nutshell, is the problem. Well, to put it in a… …   New idioms dictionary


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