short in time
in as few words as possible
a short spoken or written statement
give a lawyer some work to do for oneself by giving him the information which he may need
"a brief stay in the country"
"covered the matter in a brief statement"
"an abbreviated swimsuit"
"a brief bikini"
"The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"
My special brief was to take care of the political prisoners.
出自： D. Jacobson
[He] rounds on the..Authority for exceeding its brief.
A minister opening a debate must speak from a prepared brief.
出自： Jo Grimond
In his living face they caught a brief vision of the power and majesty of the kings of stone.
Their freedom was brief. The British refused to recognise the republic.
出自： W. S. Churchill