American Idioms and Expressions

In A Nutshell Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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in a nutshell
What does in a nutshell mean?
brieflyI tried to explain the problem to him in a nutshell but there still wasn`t enough time.
in a nutshell
What does in a nutshell mean?
briefly, in a few wordsWe went to the meeting and they told us in a nutshell about the plans for our company.
in a nutshell
What does in a nutshell mean?
briefly, in a few words We went to the meeting and they told us in a nutshell about the plans for our company.

in a nutshell
What does in a nutshell mean?
briefly, in a few words We went to the meeting and they told us in a nutshell about the plans for our company.

pie Idioms



in a nutshell
What does in a nutshell mean?
briefly I tried to explain the problem to my boss in a nutshell.


Some Random Idioms
fall asleep
What does "fall asleep" mean?
to go to sleepI fell asleep as soon as I arrived home.
go around in circles
What does "go around in circles" mean?
to do something without making any progressMy friend has been going around in circles and has not made any progress with his essay.
times change
What does "times change" mean?
the values and fashions of life changeTimes change and when my friend went to buy some tapes for her tape recorder she found that they were no longer being produced.
Small dog, tall weeds
What does "Small dog, tall weeds" mean?
This idiom is used to describe someone the speaker does not believe has the ability or resources to handle a task or job.
of age
What does "of age" mean?
to be fully developed, to be matureRapid transportation came of age when the first jets were built.
piddle around
What does "piddle around" mean?
work slowly and without focus
crack up
What does "crack up" mean?
to burst into laughterI cracked up when the man started talking about the incident with the taxi driver.
monkey business
What does "monkey business" mean?
unethical or illegal activity, mischiefThe boy should stop the monkey business and try to do the job the correct way.
soft spot for (someone or something)
What does "soft spot for (someone or something)" mean?
a feeling of affection toward a person or thingMy mother has a soft spot for the elderly lady in her apartment building.

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