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in a nutshell I learned "in a nutshell" means "in a few words". Is it a formal expression? Also in what situation do you usually use it?
Sep 19, 2012 1:52 PM
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It's not formal, it's an idiom; however, there's nothing wrong in saying it (it isn't slang). It is often used at the end of a long statement to give a summary of what has just been said. So, for example, a financial officer in a company may make a long presentation showing that sales are down, profits are down, and salaries are increasing. At the end of this presentation, he might say, "So, in a nutshell, we need to start cutting costs as soon as possible!"
September 19, 2012
Thanks a lot. It was fun!
September 19, 2012
The best use of the idiom:
September 19, 2012
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