手短な short; brief

    • 手短な報告
    • a brief report
    • 彼から手短な近況報告の手紙が来た
    • He wrote to me telling briefly how he was getting on.
    • 手短に言えば,彼には妻が我慢出来ないのだ
    • 「In short [To be brief/To put it briefly], he cannot put up with his wife.