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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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And the Rangers boss says it was a no-brainer to get the Northern Irishman on board as his No2.
Once we became aware that Sam was available, it was a no-brainer due to his phenomenal goalscoring record.
I had a good season and I spoke to Gary Mills and it was a no-brainer really to come to a good club like this, pushing for promotion next season with a massive fanbase.
Gini looks like a no-brainer but none of the big Premier League clubs fought off United.
Cory Montieth's passing made it seem like a no-brainer that he would not be in the upcoming seasons promo, however due to the confirmed speculation that his character's death will be addressed, many were expecting to see of glimpse of him in the advertisement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A medical facility, a place to see doctors and dentists inside a school building: it's a no-brainer, and it exists at The Promise Academy.