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Expressions used in summaries



used when you are about to say something without many details



used for introducing a summary of what you have just said

in toto


as a whole

in the final/last analysis

used for giving the facts that are most relevant in a situation

the long and the short of it

used for saying that you will tell someone a long and complicated story very quickly and simply

in brief

without many details

in short

used for introducing a summary of something that you have just said

in effect

used for giving a summary of what you think the situation really is

to the effect that

used for showing that you are giving a general idea of what someone said instead of their actual words

on balance

after considering all the relevant facts

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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