English Idioms: In a Nutshell – Definition and Examples

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In this lesson, I show how I used the idiom – in a nutshell – in one of my videos, and then give more examples. At the end, I have a question for you.

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In a Nutshell

In the example I gave, I said the following:

… and I go into depth in that video on this, so I recommend that you watch that as well. But, in a nutshell, as a summary, it’s really important to know that you don’t need to learn every new word or phrase that you see.

This means that you want to describe something / tell a story in brief. You want to give a summary. Here are three more examples:

  • “I won’t tell you the whole story, but in a nutshell…”
  • “Can you tell me in a nutshell?”
  • “In a nutshell, the problem is that we had to move out of that office.”

What to Do Now:

1. Answer the question: in a nutshell, what have you done so far today?
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