In a word

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Definition

In a word...: Briefly... To summarize...
idiom
You want to know if you can borrow my new Chanel suit? In a word: NO! I'm not going to explain why but to tell you briefly, the answer's no!

Examples

  • "Trey : In a word: 'caring'."

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