Definition of In a nutshell

1. Adverb. Summed up briefly. "Explained the situation in a nutshell"

Definition of In a nutshell

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) In summary; briefly or simply. ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of In A Nutshell

in a cleft stick
in a family way
in a few shakes
in a flash
in a heartbeat
in a heartfelt way
in a higher place
in a hurry
in a jiffy
in a lather
in a league of one's own
in a low voice
in a manner of speaking
in a minute
in a moment
in a nutshell (current term)
in a one-er
in a oner
in a pickle
in a pig's arse
in a pig's eye
in a pinch
in a row
in a sense
in a similar way
in a state
in a stound
in a walk
in a way
in a well mannered way

Literary usage of In a nutshell

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1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"He called it 'THE CASE in a nutshell. ' 1. I think it may be taken as proved, that general enthusiasm and excite- ' ment are awakened in America on the ..."

2. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"Hindu philosophy in a nutshell. Warman, E: B. bds. *50c. McClurg. Hiram Golf's religion. Hepworth, G; H. |1.26. Hindu-Yogi science of breath. ..."

3. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Hands of Curiosity-hunters — Excited Hopes — Provoking Revelations — Fac Simile of the Calendar — Seventy Years in a Nutshell — Tell-tale Hieroglyphics ..."

4. From Alien to Citizen: The Story of My Life in America by Edward Alfred Steiner (1914)
"... Ill THE VOYAGE IN A " NUTSHELL " ONE can always locate the steerage without a chart, and there is no problem about finding one's cabin or berth, ..."

5. Essays and Reviews Chiefly on Theology, Politics, and Socialism by Orestes Augustus Brownson (1887)
"PROTESTANTISM in a nutshell.* OCTOBER, 1849. WE have seen few works written with a more just appreciation of our age than the one before us, ..."

6. Our Money Wars: The Example and Warning of American Finance by Samuel Leavitt (1894)
"in a nutshell.—I venture to say that nowhere in writings upon economics, is there a more pregnant paragraph than the following. It gives proof positive, ..."

7. Leonard Wood on National Issues: The Many-sided Mind of a Great Executive by Leonard Wood (1920)
"... OUR PROGRAM in a nutshell > i THE war is over. The big struggle after the ... in a nutshell."

8. Belize by Vivien Lougheed (2005)
"The Cayes in a Nutshell k bout 450 islands are bordered by 150 miles of reef that runs between 10 and 40 miles from the shoreline. ..."

9. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"He called it 'THE CASE in a nutshell. ' 1. I think it may be taken as proved, that general enthusiasm and excite- ' ment are awakened in America on the ..."

10. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"Hindu philosophy in a nutshell. Warman, E: B. bds. *50c. McClurg. Hiram Golf's religion. Hepworth, G; H. |1.26. Hindu-Yogi science of breath. ..."

11. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Hands of Curiosity-hunters — Excited Hopes — Provoking Revelations — Fac Simile of the Calendar — Seventy Years in a Nutshell — Tell-tale Hieroglyphics ..."

12. From Alien to Citizen: The Story of My Life in America by Edward Alfred Steiner (1914)
"... Ill THE VOYAGE IN A " NUTSHELL " ONE can always locate the steerage without a chart, and there is no problem about finding one's cabin or berth, ..."

13. Essays and Reviews Chiefly on Theology, Politics, and Socialism by Orestes Augustus Brownson (1887)
"PROTESTANTISM in a nutshell.* OCTOBER, 1849. WE have seen few works written with a more just appreciation of our age than the one before us, ..."

14. Our Money Wars: The Example and Warning of American Finance by Samuel Leavitt (1894)
"in a nutshell.—I venture to say that nowhere in writings upon economics, is there a more pregnant paragraph than the following. It gives proof positive, ..."

15. Leonard Wood on National Issues: The Many-sided Mind of a Great Executive by Leonard Wood (1920)
"... OUR PROGRAM in a nutshell > i THE war is over. The big struggle after the ... in a nutshell."

16. Belize by Vivien Lougheed (2005)
"The Cayes in a Nutshell k bout 450 islands are bordered by 150 miles of reef that runs between 10 and 40 miles from the shoreline. ..."

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