pure and simple


: with nothing other than what has been mentioned
used after a noun or phrase to add emphasis
It was fraud, pure and simple.
The relationship is over, pure and simple.

Examples of pure and simple in a Sentence

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“Pure and simple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pure%20and%20simple. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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