- the shell of a nut.
- in a nutshell, in very brief form; in a few words: Just tell me the story in a nutshell.
Origin of nutshell
Related Words for nutshellrundown, rehash, sketch, outline, essence, review, analysis, synopsis, version, survey, recap, prospectus, summation, trim, lower, cut, dwindle, shorten, lessen, pare
Examples from the Web for nutshell
Contemporary Examples of nutshell
In a nutshell, baijiu is to China what apple pie is to America, if not even more so.The Most Powerful Liquor in the World
August 24, 2014
In a nutshell, producers are the ones who oversee a movie from beginning to end.Interactive: Hollywood’s 50 Greatest Producers of All Time
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March 1, 2014
In a nutshell: She screwed struggling North Carolinians by backing sequestration and the shutdown.Can B-List Hollywood Stars Shine in Washington?
February 6, 2014
That, in a nutshell, is the response of three right-wing media outlets to the new comedy documentary The Muslims Are Coming!Why the Right Is Bashing My Muslim Comedy Movie
September 22, 2013
In a nutshell, you can get rich and famous by being outrageous.Weiner &c.
July 24, 2013
Historical Examples of nutshell
That's a good rule for those who want everything in a nutshell.The Mayflower, January, 1905
The whole case was in a nutshell—the lady had quarreled with her husband.
"There you have the case in a nutshell," said Mr. Bonnithorne, dropping his voice.
What is now required to be done may be stated in a nutshell.
I confess that has to be considered, and then the question lies in a nutshell.
- the shell around the kernel of a nut
- in a nutshell in essence; briefly
see in a nutshell.