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1. So obvious as to present no difficulties; easily settled or determined: an open-and-shut case.
2. New England & Southeastern New York Alternating between sunshine and clouds; having variable skies.
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easily decided or solved; obvious: an open-and-shut case.
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immediately obvious upon consideration; easily decided: an open-and-shut case of larceny.
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|Adj.||1.||open-and-shut - so obvious as to be easily solved or decided; "an open-and-shut case"|
obvious - easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "obvious errors"
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adjective straightforward, simple, obvious, routine, clear-cut, foregone, noncontroversial It's an open-and-shut case - the hospital's at fault.
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