In the fewest possible words: she put the matter in a nutshell
Originally with allusion to a copy of Homer's Iliad which, as reported by Pliny the Elder, was supposedly small enough to be enclosed in the shell of a nut
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- Its brief, in a nutshell, is to showcase works of art to as broad a spectrum of people as possible.
- This, in a nutshell, summarizes the uphill battle of perception facing hedge funds.
- Yet, in a nutshell, it lacks the originality that it would take to launch a musical revolution.
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