keep it simple


: to make something easy to understand or do
Don't go into too much detail in the report. Just keep it simple and to the point.
: to not do something in a complex or fancy way
We don't want to spend a lot of money on the party, so we're keeping it simple.

Examples of keep it simple in a Sentence

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“Keep it simple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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