Definitions for open-and-shut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. immediately obvious upon consideration; easily decided:

    an open-and-shut case of larceny.

Origin of open-and-shut:

1835–45, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. open-and-shut(adj)

    so obvious as to be easily solved or decided

    "an open-and-shut case"


  1. open-and-shut(Adjective)

    simple and obvious; easily decided


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