Examples from the Web for nutshell
In a nutshell, baijiu is to China what apple pie is to America, if not even more so.
In a nutshell, producers are the ones who oversee a movie from beginning to end.Interactive: Hollywood’s 50 Greatest Producers of All Time|Brandy Zadrozny, Rachel Bronstein|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a nutshell: She screwed struggling North Carolinians by backing sequestration and the shutdown.
That, in a nutshell, is the response of three right-wing media outlets to the new comedy documentary The Muslims Are Coming!
In a nutshell, you can get rich and famous by being outrageous.
It was part of a nutshell as big as a man's head and as hard as wood.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
The whole wide heaven was not too wide for you then; but now you can be jolly in your "nutshell."
Socrates, as reported by Xenophon, put my case in a nutshell.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Such rooms are warm and cold climates brought together in a nutshell.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
Veikko handed his father a nutshell at sight of which his brothers burst out laughing.Mighty Mikko|Parker Fillmore
British Dictionary definitions for nutshell
Word Origin and History for nutshell
c.1200, nute-scalen; see nut + shell (n.). Figurative use with reference to "great condensation" (1570s) supposedly originally is a reference to a copy of the "Iliad," mentioned by Pliny, which was so small it could fit into the shell of a nut.
Idioms and Phrases with nutshell
see in a nutshell.