words of one syllable

[words of one syllable] {n. phr.} Language that makes the meaningvery clear; simple, or frank language. - Usually used after "in".

Mary explained the job to Ann in words of one syllable so that shewould be sure to understand.

Some people say that John is cute andmischievous, but in words of one syllable, he's just a brat.

Compare:IN SO MANY WORDS, SPELL OUT.