It is widely accepted that using formal expressions and phrases, in both written and oral contexts, is a little more difficult than using informal expressions and phrases. Wouldn´t you agree? However, as the well-known saying goes: ”Practise makes perfect!” So, with this in mind, why not try a few exercises from the Flo-Joe website.
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.