from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The shell enclosing the meat of a nut.
- idiom in a nutshell In a few words; concisely: Just give me the facts in a nutshell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The shell that surrounds the kernel of a nut.
- n. A short book summarizing an area of law.
- v. To summarize (from the term in a nutshell).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed.
- n. Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value.
- n. A shell of the genus Nucula.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hard shell which forms the covering of the kernel of a nut: used proverbially for anything of small content or of little value.
- n. A bivalve mollusk of the family Nuculidæ; a nutlet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the shell around the kernel of a nut
The post in a nutshell is another version of the old garbage I heard for years in school in NY.
The GOP political strategy in a nutshell is as follows:
KillCon 2006 says: â€œThis in a nutshell is the American Doctrine.
And there in a nutshell is the great problem, the greatest of all other ethical problems which Canada, in its present incoherences of population, has to take up in its own behalf.
This, in a nutshell, is what's wrong with Liberal discourse.
That in a nutshell is why this whole reform effort has been such a difficult mess.
This, in a nutshell, is why we need a materiality requirement in trademark to match that in false advertising: who the heck cares?
This, in a nutshell, is why economics is such a joke.
The idea, in a nutshell, is this: "Fix your ideal schedule, then work backwards to make everything fit — ruthlessly culling obligations, turning people down, becoming hard to reach, and shedding marginally useful tasks along the way."
Above, in a nutshell, is the actual root of the civil rights debate we're still having in America.