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no-brainer

[ noh-brey-ner ]
/ ˈnoʊˈbreɪ nər /
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noun

Informal. anything requiring little thought or effort; something easy or simple to understand or do.

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Origin of no-brainer

First recorded in 1975–80
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British Dictionary definitions for no-brainer

no-brainer
/ (ˌnəʊˈbreɪnə) /

noun

slang something which requires little or no mental effort
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Cultural definitions for no-brainer

no-brainer

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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