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from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious

Of such an obvious meaning or implication as to be completely redundant, superfluous, or unnecessary. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Pauline: "The Prime Minister has said that lower-class families are bearing the brunt of the recession worse than anyone else." Johnny: "Wow, any other riveting news from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious?"

Captain Obvious

A person who makes a statement or statements of such obvious meaning or implication as to be entirely redundant, superfluous, or unnecessary. Pauline: "The President has said that lower-class families are bearing the brunt of the recession worse than anyone else." Johnny: "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" A: "Your photos are out of focus because you didn't adjust the lens properly." B: "Wow, Captain Obvious strikes again!"
See also: captain, obvious
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Even before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's decent individual effort, it had still been painfully obvious.
It is also obvious that the more people that come into the country and visit the hospitals the more stretched they become which creates longer waiting times.
Mrs Patmore The dodgy Scouse blackmailer - obvious attempt to slur the fine people of Liverpool once more.
Opportunity--in the form of some traceable delivery vehicle--often best distinguishes obvious from non-obvious warfare.
Now he and conspirator Biz Stone are running Obvious, a think-tank for new ideas.
There are obvious factors that can cause poor sleeping, like bright lights and loud noises.
What is the most obvious message of this editorial cartoon?
And Megson said: "I think it is quite obvious we are not scoring enough goals.
Since 1952, the patent statute has forbidden patenting subject matter when the differences between the subject matter sought to be patented and the state of the art is obvious to "one skilled in the art.
Worse, Harry, in some voice-over narration, explains that the word ``wizard'' comes from the Latin ``wiz,'' pronounced ``viz,'' which he says means, ``To see beyond the obvious.
In Luke, Jesus' blessings and curses have an obvious eschatological bent to them.
Gilchrist and Corsi note that the situation at our northern border poses another threat made obvious by the March 2006 arrest in Canada of a "human cargo smuggling ring that was bringing illegal aliens from Pakistan into the United States through British Columbia.
Or I'd bury the treasure/ in the most obvious place (pp.
The house is called the Eaves House, for obvious reasons, and is set within a residential area on the outskirts of Tokyo.
Its obvious reference point is the deaths of her father, Johnny Cash, her mother, Vivian Liberto, and her stepmother June Carter Cash in the last couple of years.