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no-brainer

n. an easy question that takes no thinking to answer; a simple problem that requires no intellect to solve; a dilemma that requires no pondering to resolve. His proposal of marriage was a no-brainer. She turned him down flat on the spot.
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Aside from no-brainers such as being punctual and dressing appropriately, Bertone cautions, "Don't betray your nervousness by twirling a pen or fidgeting.
From no-brainers like Chobani 2% Greek Yogurt and Nature's Own Whitewheat to beyond-the-box concepts like Fruit Pearl Cups (basically a healthy Dippin' Dots) and Disney Garden Foodles (one part healthy snack, one part toy), food industry R&D folks continue to be on top of their game.
David Brooks, the conservative columnist in The New York Times, called it "the deal of the century" and "the mother of all no-brainers.
The roadshow's starting and finishing points were no-brainers - Chicago has the largest Bulgarian population in the US and is a sister-city to Sofia, while the San Francisco area's status as a hotbed for all matters related to information technology, also one of Bulgaria's strongest growing industries, made the choice an easy one.
I think the big transactions are cheaper than they were, but they're not no-brainers," said Cullen.
I think granular recovery and restore anywhere should be basic no-brainers.
I decided to avoid the expression until I had sorted that problem out, but in the meantime, the no-brainers seemed to be gathering momentum.
Among other things, it appears the Authority has done no research on the project's potential revenue, including such no-brainers as an analysis of ridership on existing high-speed trains.
Other no-brainers include a first-aid kit, good ground tackle and a reliable means of calling for help.
While many of Setter's tips may seem like no-brainers such as the idea that bettering one's posture will allow one breathe more clearly they serve as simple reminders of how properly to exercise and get healthy.
One of the greatest no-brainers in baseball history.
Just like death and taxes, there are certain no-brainers in life.
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