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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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Obviously last year at Surrey and then with Ireland.
The keys to beating it are not to get into 3rd and long because obviously it is a pass-oriented type defense with defenders dropping into just about every hole that you want to throw to.
And in the city of New York, although we're obviously concentrated somewhat in some neighborhoods more than others, the truth is, we really are everywhere--and all of the county Democratic organizations now have active LGBT members.
Obviously, further to the left, you've got many people working in community radio.
Obviously, this doesn't mean to propose an essentialist "No" to material objects in general but rather leads to the question as to how we could produce things that, on the one hand, aren't problematic and, on the other, are more interesting or complex, or less static.
For example, General Motors' Rick Wagoner has had to fend off a Chinese company trying to market the Chery, obviously based on a Chevrolet, and Cisco's John Chambers is facing a similar challenge with Huawei, which attempted to sell routers based on Cisco designs.
So while we obviously need to watch trends in this sector, we shouldn't go overboard just on the basis of the nominal price of oil.
Obviously, just like any business, you have to minimize your expenses .
There's obviously been a lot of rain clouds over Murrayfield
There are actually two different versions available: the 128 MB NC602-128MB, which costs less dinero, obviously, and the obviously named NC602-256MB which, oh, never mind.
Then you're obviously landing one of your key constituents' requirements, and you're doing it from one that would be a single message among millions.
Women have always worked, obviously, including a large amount of unpaid labor.
The authors made "the unusually well-documented, highly praised, obviously zealous, and little-studied Mathias Hovius" (305) the subject of their research in order to uncover the wider world of seventeenth-century Catholicism.
Obviously, this has value well beyond the schoolhouse by the publishing of procedural information that is truly needed by training managers in the field.