nutshell nutshell  /ˈnə ˌtʃɛl/


  • (n) the shell around the kernel of a nut


  1. His second--in a smaller nutshell--is that they make babies.
  2. In a nutshell, the economy overheated and the government was too slow to respond, says Jonathan Pincus, chief economist for the United Nations Development Program in Vietnam.
  3. Here's the idea in a nutshell: Let's start with an observation about the whole of human history, predating computers.


  1. Yen Soars Most In Over Three Years, Nikkei Futures Plummet

    Two days ago we made a very simple observation : " Whenever Goldman openly commands the muppets to buy, you know the situation is serious, and Goldman has a lot of unwinding to do. Which is precisely what just happened following the Squid's reco to buy Nikkei September futures (NKU3) ahead of the BOJ meeting. What is Goldman's thesis in a nutshell: hope may be fading in Abenomics, but the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Blake Shelton Recaptures Album Peak, Tim McGraw Owns Top Song

    Blake bounces back. That's the story in a nutshell as Blake Shelton 's Based on a True Story shoulders its way through more recent No. 1's to return to the top of Billboard 's top country albums chart.
    on June 8, 2013     Source:

  3. Jobs report's sound and fury signifies nothing

    Economics in a nutshell: If you want to know the definition of boring, just look at the May employment report, which told us nothing.
    on June 7, 2013     Source:

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  1. "So here's John McCain's radical plan in a nutshell," Obama said in remarks prepared for delivery Saturday. "He taxes health care benefits for the first time in history; millions lose the health care they have; millions pay more for the...
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's tough to walk the bases loaded," Francona said, "But Pap throws strikes, and he had a lot of success against Guerrero. I guess Hunter was 3 for 7 with a homer. Put it in a nutshell, we thought it would put us in a better chance to win....
    on Oct 11, 2009 By: Terry Francona Source: New York Times

  3. "To describe me in a nutshell is 'being tough,"' Jack said. "There are things along the road, going through this NBA journey that you're going to have to play through, and injury and not being 100% every night are part of it. It's being there...
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Jarrett Jack Source: USA Today

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