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Example sentences from the Web for open-and-shut
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
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When it became too crowded, they moved her into an open casket on the street.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now it can't open on my phone due to what appears to be software incompatibility.
Some of them would open up deep splits in core Democratic constituencies.
Then there was Wee Wo,—he was a little Chinese chap, and we used to send him down the chimneys to open front doors for us.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Another crash, which nearly shut up his spine like a telescope, told him that there were no wings.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The doors (Indian bungalows have hardly any windows, each door being half glass) were open front and back.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was close upon twelve o'clock, and the "Rooms" had been open to the public for two hours.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for open-and-shut
Idioms and Phrases with open-and-shut
Simple, straightforward, easily solved, as in With three eyewitnesses, the prosecutor said this case was open and shut. This term suggests that one has immediate access to the facts of a situation. [c. 1840]