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n. Informal
Something, especially a choice or decision, that is so obvious or easy as to require little or no thought.


slang something which requires little or no mental effort


(ˈnoʊˈbreɪ nər)
Informal. anything requiring little thought or effort; something easy or simple to understand or do.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - anything that requires little thought
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech


n (esp US inf) → Kinderspiel m, → leichte Entscheidung; it’s a no-brainerda muss man nicht lange überlegen, das versteht sich von selbst
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Gini looks like a no-brainer but none of the big Premier League clubs fought off United.
He still has all the hunger and that's what you need, and from my point of view it was a no-brainer to keep him on.
This, along with her increased workload in Britain, has made moving a no-brainer.
When one of the biggest clubs in the world comes after you, whether to sign for them or not is a no-brainer.
When those sorts of factors are presented to you, it's a no-brainer really.
The earliest spotting of a no-brainer was in a Californian newspaper cartoon of 1959.
When you look at what is needed to do the bid as well as we can do it, and then look at what is earned for the country, you will never see more of a no-brainer.
Shadow health minister Mike Penning said: "It's a no-brainer.
Speaking as the political wrangles continue between the national federations over the regional make-up of any Team GB squad for the Games, he said: "It is our home Olympics - sorry, but it is a no-brainer to me.
Veteran downhillers who wish to dabble in cross-country skiing might consider it a no-brainer and plunge right in, but a little instruction can be beneficial.
Certainly, that cost-benefit analysis may be different in a country with a much higher rate of HW infection, but I think the article's portrayal of circumcision as a no-brainer is far too simplistic.
We looked at other space options," admitted Sal Vitale, The Conference Board's senior vice president of operations, "but at the end of the day, the decision to stay was really a no-brainer.