open-and-shut case

noun

Definition of open-and-shut case

: a case open to no doubts as to the legal principles to be applied and the necessary result

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History and Etymology for open-and-shut case

so called from the fact that it may be closed as soon as opened

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“Open-and-shut case.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open-and-shut%20case. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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