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answer on a postcard
1. A brief, concise answer, reply, or opinion, especially one meant as a quick response to a general question. I'd like to get people's opinions on where to go for a summer vacation. Answers on a postcard, please! If someone in the audience has a question, just give them an answer on a postcard—they doesn't need some long, boring explanation in minute detail. Good luck giving a three-year-old an answer on a postcard—that only seems to invite 15 more questions!
2. An answer that is considered obvious or self-evident. We'd like to get into more complex reasons for inequality, so please avoid just giving answers on a postcard. For the essay question, I want a thoughtful response with examples from the text. No answers on a postcard, please. Thanks for the answer on a postcard, but any fool knows that that industry is a major cause of pollution in our country.
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