In a word

Idiom

In a Word

Definition

In summary

Examples

In a word, the project was a success

In a word, she was dissatisfied with the outcome

Origin

The origin of this idiom is uncertain, but it has been in use since at least the 1500s.

FAQs

Q1

What does “in a word” mean?

A1

“In a word” means “in summary”.

Q2

When should this idiom be used?

A2

This idiom should be used when you want to provide a concise summary of a lengthy discussion or explanation.