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[noh-brey-ner] /ˈnoʊˈbreɪ nər/
Informal. anything requiring little thought or effort; something easy or simple to understand or do.
Origin of no-brainer
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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(slang) something which requires little or no mental effort
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no-brainer definition

Something that is absurdly simple or easy and requires little thought: “Making pumpkin pie can be a no-brainer if you use frozen pastry and canned filling.”

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: Alden Essex is currently the undisputed king of no-brainer novels/ Lansing, with the help of no-brainer sequels such as Wayne's World 2 and Addams Family Values, has the studio back on track


Something very simple, requiring no intelligence: The question of which CAD program to buy is a nobrainer; Autodesk's AutoCAD dominates the market/ Passing it seemed like a no-brainer, but it failed (mid1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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