to put it in a nutshell



Idiom Definition

"to put it in a nutshell"

to reduce a large, complicated amount of information into a much smaller, easier to understand size

Idiom Definition - to put it in a nutshell

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to put it in a nutshell

A man and his boss are sitting down having a meeting.

Woman:  Thanks for coming in.

Man: No problem.  You did ask me to stop by.  How can I help?

Woman: Well, as you may have noticed, over the past several months, sales have been declining.  Overall growth expectations for the company have not hit their targets.  As a result, profits are down.  Management has decided that, in light of the current situation, the company will have to do some downsizing, that is to say that the company will de-layer the organization.  In your middle-management position within the company, it appears that some trimming will be necessary.

Man: Excuse me.  Could you please just put all that in a nutshell?

Woman: Sales are down.  Profits are down.  You are out of a job.

Man: I see. Thank you.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to put it in a nutshell

If there are any issues on which you would like explanation or further particulars we shall be glad to provide such additional details as may be required by you by telephone.

To put it in a nutshell - Please phone if you have any questions.

Top-quality learning environments are a necessary precondition for facilitation and enhancement of the ongoing learning process.

To put it in a nutshell - People need good schools and teachers if they are to learn well.

 



to put it in a nutshell - Usage:

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to put it in a nutshell - Gerund Form:

Putting a complex problem in a nutshell can make the problem easier to understand.


to put it in a nutshell - Examples:

1)  To put it in a nutshell, the goal is to find a way to mandate contribution.

2)  To put it in a nutshell, I too think it is pretty rubbish, as you say.

3)  If I had to put it in a nutshell, i.e. summarise it clearly, ...

4)  Or to put it in a nutshell: You want innocents to be responsible for leaders' corruptly issued debt.

5)  To put it in a nutshell, the Vickers procedure is more suitable for applications in laboratories than in workshops.

6)  To put it in a nutshell, women naval officers must not expect the navy to mollycoddle them.

7)  To put it in a nutshell, this is a classic David-Goliath fight.

8)  I have put it in a nutshell for space constraints.

9)  To put it in a nutshell, you can use it to monitor specific sellers and the revenue they receive.

10)  And to put it in a nutshell it is not a result which neither I nor the general public could comprehend.

11)  To put it in a nutshell, it is the time when a decision of planning is taken.

12) Just put it in a nutshell for me and tell is it possible to replace the a8. 

13)  To put it in a nutshell, I became more aware and tolerant of non Western ways of life.

14)  To put it in a nutshell, the foundation's aim is to raise awareness of child sexual abuse.

15)  But to put it in a nutshell, we've been trying to work it out, with the help of Showtime.

16)  You've put it in a nutshell I can carry around.

17)  To put it in a nutshell, past performance is no guarantee of future results.

18)  To put it in a nutshell, our conjectures are our trial balloons.

19)  To put it in a nutshell, they basically walked away from it and moved on.

20)  To put it in a nutshell, the only difference is that at 6 weeks your baby will get 3 injections.