Idiom:  in brief

Definition

Idiom:  in brief

  • something that is said with very few words or details

Example sentences

  • In brief, he didn't get the job and doesn't want to talk about it.
  • I can't give you the details now but, in brief, I'm having surgery on Friday. 
  • I'll be happy to provide further details but, in brief, we've decided to cancel Friday happy hours at the office from now on due to liability issues.
  • This is one of the worst days of my life. In brief, several of us were called down to the director's office and we're told we were laid off and needed to pack up our desks and leave immediately.
  • We just got off a conference call with our client and it's a long story, but in brief, they're having some financial difficulties that will affect the project.
  • I'll send you the itinerary by email but in brief, I was able to get you on the 5:00 pm nonstop flight tomorrow from Washington DC to Geneva.
  • This is really my worst nightmare.  In brief, my wife says she doesn't love me anymore and wants a divorce.
  • The director will have more to say but, in brief, you're the best summer intern that we've ever had and we're hoping that you will choose to take a full-time position with us after you graduate in the spring.


Synonyms

  • in short
  • in a word


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