Definition of open-and-shut
- an open-and-shut case of grand larceny
apparent, bald, bald-faced, barefaced, broad, clear, clear-cut, crystal clear, decided, distinct, evident, lucid, luminous, manifest, nonambiguous, obvious, palpable, patent, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unambivalent, unequivocal, unmistakable;
: able to be settled or decided very quickly and easily
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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