open–and–shut

adjective

Definition of open–and–shut

  1. 1 :  perfectly simple :  obvious

  2. 2 :  easily settled an open–and–shut case of grand larceny

1841

First Known Use of open–and–shut

1841


OPEN–AND–SHUT Defined for English Language Learners

open–and–shut

adjective

Definition of open–and–shut for English Language Learners

  • : able to be settled or decided very quickly and easily


OPEN–AND–SHUT Defined for Kids

open–and–shut

adjective \ˌō-pən-ən-ˈshət\

Definition of open–and–shut for Students

  1. :  1plain 3, obvious The police say it's an open-and-shut case.


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