What is the Meaning of the Idiom
IN A NUTSHELL?
in the fewest words possible; in summary
1. For 15 minutes the woman gave the doctor her medical history. When she was finished he said, "So, in a nutshell, you have a long history of problems in this area and the medication you are currently taking doesn't seem to be helping you. Do I have it right?"
2. My day was crazy. I won't give you the details, but in a nutshell, I didn't finish most of my errands.