Informal. anything requiring little thought or effort; something easy or simple to understand or do.
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How to use no-brainer in a sentence
It's a no-brainer and I understood sports entertainment already.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture | Eliza Krigman | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Investment both for film and high-end TV is a bit of a no-brainer come independence,” McKay told the Daily Beast.Freeeeedom! Hollywood Fights for Scottish Independence | Nico Hines | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When we got the script and then Jake came on to direct, it was a no-brainer for us to hope that Cameron would want to do it.Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel on ‘Sex Tape,’ Awkward Sexual Positions, and High-Fiving in Bed | Marlow Stern | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For these reasons aspiring to more diversity in the medical profession is a no-brainer.With Arsenio Hall Out, Late Night Becomes All White and Male—and So What? | Keli Goff | June 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For his complicity Murmelstein has forever been branded a traitor, but for him the decision was a no-brainer.Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’ | Jimmy So | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for no-brainer
slang something which requires little or no mental effort
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Cultural definitions for 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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