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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.
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slang something which requires little or no mental effort
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(ˈnoʊˈbreɪ nər)
Informal. anything requiring little thought or effort; something easy or simple to understand or do.
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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
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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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