Definition of in brief in US English:

in brief

phrase

  • In a few words; in short.

    ‘he is, in brief, the embodiment of evil’
    ‘the news in brief’
    • ‘Here's the big guy's cinematic history in brief.’
    • ‘We will cover in brief different options you have while considering your holiday.’
    • ‘The consequence is mass unemployment and weakened schemes for social protection - in brief, a breaking up of society.’
    • ‘Hamlet, in brief, was right and the Danish Establishment was wrong.’
    • ‘The argument, in brief, is that if the means of production are socialized then there would be no prices to guide producers.’
    • ‘After the sports news, THBN repeated their lead story in brief.’
    • ‘This article is featured in brief on the website.’
    • ‘Taking a look at news in brief tonight, a winter storm dropped up to 10 inches of snow in parts of the Midwest.’
    • ‘Some magnificent artistic traditions have been illustrated here in brief.’
    • ‘They have, in brief, become the Establishment.’
    in short, in brief, to put it briefly, to cut a long story short, in a word, to sum up, in sum, to come to the point, in a nutshell, to put it in a nutshell, in essence, in outline
    View synonyms