Definition of in summary in English:

in summary

phrase

  • In short.

    ‘in summary, there is no clear case for one tax system compared to another’
    • ‘There was a full written report to members well over an A4 sheet giving in some detail all the conservation and listed building issues, and objectors comments in summary.’
    • ‘He also expressed doubt that the 1500 scientists whose data Scott had compiled and presented in summary was to be relied upon or taken into account.’
    • ‘The narrative sounds bleak in summary; there's no happy ending, and there are some grim, sudden bursts of violence.’
    • ‘They've taken that away now, just telling me in summary how many clicks per day, and not telling me what people have clicked on.’
    • ‘So in summary, the criminals who started this are making more money than you could possibly imagine - the market of naive people is a big one, so you have to admire them in that respect.’
    • ‘So, in summary, rent 6 months in advance of the peak winter season and at least 3 months in advance of the busy summer season.’
    • ‘So, in summary, the food we eat has changed immensely since the days when our dinner would have consisted of meat and two veg and is certainly much more diverse than the Ulster Fry.’
    • ‘So in summary, a work is art as long as it has a theme that embodies a message or concept, with representational elements selected to portray that theme.’
    • ‘The Times repeats, in summary, Said's false autobiography, as though it were factual.’
    • ‘So, in summary, my experience of Orlistat is heavily balanced on the benefit side of the scale and, given a sensible, disciplined approach to the whole problem of obesity, it has helped.’
    to put it briefly, to be brief, briefly, in short, in a nutshell, succinctly, concisely, to come to the point, to cut a long story short, not to mince words, not to beat about the bush, not to put too fine a point on it
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