open-and-shut

[oh-puhn-uhn-shuht]
adjective
immediately obvious upon consideration; easily decided: an open-and-shut case of murder.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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open-and-shut
 
adj
easily decided or solved; obvious: an open-and-shut case

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Example sentences
It's not an open-and-shut case of creative borrowing, but the resemblance is striking.
Even then it would be far from an open-and-shut case.
While he sat there looking calm and flattered, he was an open-and-shut case.
It takes a good detective to put them all together and come up with an open-and-shut case.
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