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used when you are about to say something without many details
used for introducing a summary of what you have just said
used for giving the facts that are most relevant in a situation
used for saying that you will tell someone a long and complicated story very quickly and simply
without many details
used for introducing a summary of something that you have just said
used for giving a summary of what you think the situation really is
used for showing that you are giving a general idea of what someone said instead of their actual words
after considering all the relevant facts
a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck
a large silver cup or similar object given as a prize to the winner of a competition, especially...
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
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