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Synonyms

briefly

adverb

used when you are about to say something without many details

altogether

adverb

used for introducing a summary of what you have just said

in toto

adverb

formal 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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all in all

used for showing that you are considering every aspect of something

for the rest

used for introducing a summary of the other aspects of a subject after you have dealt in detail with the most important part

in a nutshell

used for saying that you are going to express something in a simple direct way

in a word

used for giving the shortest answer possible, without explaining anything

in sum

used for giving a summary of what you have said

in summary

used at the end of a talk or piece of writing for introducing a short statement that gives only basic information or opinions

let’s

used for saying that you are not going to tell all the details about something

put simply/simply put

used for saying that you are just giving the basic facts about a complicated situation

suffice (it) to say (that)

formal used for saying that the statement that you are making contains your main idea, although you could say more about it

to cut/make a long story short

used for saying that you will tell the end or the main point of a story without giving all the details

words to that effect

used for reporting the general meaning of what someone has said, rather than their exact words

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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