state the obvious

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of state the obvious

: to tell people things they already know
  • She accused me of stating the obvious.

Word by Word Definitions

state play
  1. : mode or condition of being

  2. : condition of mind or temperament

  3. : a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. : to set by regulation or authority

  2. : to express the particulars of especially in words : report

obvious play
  1. : being in the way or in front

  2. : easily discovered, seen, or understood


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