in a nutshell
Definition of in a nutshell
: very briefly <And that, in a nutshell, is what happened.> <To put it in a nutshell, the party was a disaster.>
Word by Word Definitions
: the hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is enclosed
: something of small size, amount, or scope
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