in a nutshell


in a nutshell
Кратко, в двух словах. Плиний утверждал, что «Илиаду» Гомера можно переписать от руки так мелко, что вся работа уместится в ореховой скорлупе. Епископ Хьюэт Авранчский (ум. в 1721 г.) решил убедиться в этом и доказал, что на кусочке пергамента размером 27 на 21 см действительно можно поместить содержание всего произведения, а потом, сложив пергамент, поместить его в ореховую скорлупу.

He put the problem in a nutshell. — Он кратко и чётко сформулировал проблему.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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