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A phrase encouraging one not to overcomplicate something. "KISS" is an acronym for "Keep It Simple, Stupid." Think of the KISS principle when you're teaching—you don't want to confuse your students. A: "Don't you think we should offer a more elaborate explanation for our users?" B: "No, let's stick to the KISS principle."
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