open-and-shut

adjective

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


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

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


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