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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


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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