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一分钟英语:In a Nutshell

一分钟英语:In a Nutshell

English in a Minute – In a Nutshell:简单概括

Welcome to English in a Minute from home.

Nuts grow in a hard, protective shell.

But what does it mean if someone says "in a nutshell"?

Jonathan, how are those home improvement projects going?

Horribly. In a nutshell, I currently have many holes in my walls and I have no running water.

Oh, geez. Can I do anything to help?

Not unless you're a plumber.

"In a nutshell" means to explain something briefly without providing details.

You are giving people a quick summary of a complex situation or story.

In fact, you could say every EIM is an idiom in a nutshell.

And that's English in a Minute!