in a nutshell

Idiom

In a Nutshell

Definition

It is an idiom used to mean ‘in a few words’ or ‘in brief’

Examples

Can you give me the gist of your argument in a nutshell?

He explained the entire process to me in a nutshell.

Origin

The phrase “in a nutshell” is thought to have come from the Dutch “in een not” which means “in a nut”. It was first recorded in the late 16th century.

FAQs

Q1

What does ‘in a nutshell’ mean?

A1

It is an idiom used to mean ‘in a few words’ or ‘in brief’