英语口语 | 用in a nutshell表达“简单地说”

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短语in a nutshell的意思是简言之、简单的说。常用在总结报告消息的语境中。

  • You haven't studied hard enough and did badly in your exams. In a nutshell, you'll have to sit this year's class again next year.
  • Our company didn't sell much and the economy is doing badly. In a nutshell, we are out of business.

值得注意的是,单词 nuts 可用来形容某人疯了或过于大胆。

  • Do you intend to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a kayak? You are nuts!