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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!"
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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?"
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The lads will decide about the July Cup but it looks the obvious thing for him."
Oman's government is looking closely at cutting costly subsidies, with petrol an obvious target, the minister for financial affairs said, as the country grapples with rising pressure on its public finances.The Gulf Arab sultanate ramped up state spending by more than 27 per cent from 2011 to 2013.
Today three very pathetic goals were conceded." Di Canio added: "It's obvious that it hurt me and everybody, even more because when you concede goals like we conceded today it's obvious you can't be happy because there is a job to do.
Finally, many forms of non-obvious warfare present no personal risk to war fighters--which it would have to, almost by definition, since the capture or identification of the perpetrator may make the source of the attack obvious. But one cannot conclude that states that employ such war fighters are off the hook just because their war fighters are.
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