What does “in a nutshell” mean? In this lesson, you will learn how to use the idiom – in a nutshell – with many useful examples and ESL printable infographic.
In A Nutshell Meaning
What Does “In A Nutshell” Mean?
“In a nutshell” means briefly, summary.
The idiom, “in a nutshell” is used when you want to briefly describe something or give only the main points in only a few words. You can use “in a nutshell” to briefly tell a story; it’s a great way to tell people that you’re going to give a summary.
Here are some examples using the idiom “in a nutshell” to make it more clearly.
- Just tell me the story in a nutshell.
- To put it in a nutshell, we’re bankrupt.
- Well, to put it in a nutshell, we’re lost.
- Unemployment is rising, prices are increasing; in a nutshell, the economy is in trouble.
- In a nutshell, the owners thought they knew best.
- She had summed up his immediate task in a nutshell.
- In a nutshell, they behaved like spoiled kids.
- He had put the whole situation in a nutshell.
- Let me put it in a nutshell for you—if you show up late again, you’re fired!
- In a nutshell, the app helps you to plan parties.
- I won’t tell you the whole story but in a nutshell…
- In a nutshell, the problem is that we had to move out of the office.
- In a nutshell, what have you done so far today?
- In a nutshell, here are the facts of the matter.
In A Nutshell Synonym
Here is the list of synonyms for the phrase in a nutshell with useful example sentences.
- In summary, this was a disappointing performance.
- In short, the style concerns not what a writer says but how he says.
- We spoke briefly on the phone.
In a word
- In a word, I can’t go out as I have many things to do.
In a few words
- He summed up the way of ours in a few words.
- Let us sum up the discussion so far.
- He spoke clearly and concisely.
- He wrote compactly but clearly.
- Steve answered curtly and turned his back on me.