What does in a nutshell mean?


Idiom Meaning:

to sum up


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Time of Scene: ~01:18:20

Jeannie: In a nutshell, I hate my brother.

Boy in Police Station: That’s cool. Did you blow him away or somethin’?


I Am Legend (2007)

Time of Scene: ~00:01:00

TV Personality: So, Dr. Krippin, give it to me in a nutshell.

Dr. Alice Krippin: Well, the premise is quite simple. Umm… take something designed by nature and reprogram it to make it work for the body rather than against it.

TV Personality: You’re talking about a virus?


Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Time of Scene: ~00:06:20

Sally: But Sidney, you make a living. Where do you want to get?

Sidney Falco: Way up high, Sam, where it’s always balmy. Where no one snaps his fingers and says, “Hey, Shrimp, rack the balls!” Or “Hey, mouse, mouse, go out and buy me a pack of butts.” I don’t want tips from the kitty. I’m in the big game with the big players. My experience I can give you in a nutshell, and I didn’t dream it in a dream, either. Dog eat dog. In brief, from now on, the best of everything is good enough for me.



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