open-and-shut

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open–and–shut

adjective

: able to be settled or decided very quickly and easily

Full Definition of OPEN-AND-SHUT

1
:  perfectly simple :  obvious
2
:  easily settled <an open–and–shut case of grand larceny>

First Known Use of OPEN-AND-SHUT

1841

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