In a nutshell, is a common informal phrase which means to say or write something in the fewest possible words.
Synonyms for this phrase include:
- in short, briefly, in brief, to put it briefly, to cut a long story short, in a word, to sum up, in sum, to come to the point, in essence.
So, if you had to explain your life in a nutshell, what would you say? Perhaps something like: Study, work, play.
Imagine you work for a youth club and you are organizing a short trip for a group of teenagers.
First, talk together about how each of these trips could benefit the teenager. Then decide which trip would be the most suitable for teenagers.
Do you need some expressions and words to help organize your ideas? Check out the examples provided on the Holidays and Trips Section