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    Phrase

    Please help me with this phrase "You, in a few words". What does it mean? I read this in Have Your Say column thread in Daily Express. Thank you.

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    Re: Phrase

    Hello Ashok!

    I don't read this paper, but "in a few words" usually means 'briefly' or 'not at length'.

    finta

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    Re: Phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by finta View Post
    Hello Ashok!

    I don't read this paper, but "in a few words" usually means 'briefly' or 'not at length'.

    finta
    Yes, thank you very much, finta. But I still don't get it. Why say "you, briefly". I am really confused.


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    Re: Phrase

    Without a lot more context, it is probably that the person is saying that it is his/her intention to say something without writing too much. It will be brief and to the poinT.


    "In a few words, I say that you...."

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    Re: Phrase

    Thank you Anglika. I think I understand it now.

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