open-and-shut open-and-shut

Definition(s):

  • (adj) so obvious as to be easily solved or decided

Usage(s):

  1. Here are the twists and turns in a case many thought would be open-and-shut: When Zacarias Moussaoui was enrolled in flight school in Eagan, Minn.
  2. At first glance, it appeared to be an open-and-shut case.
  3. Attorneys for the KKK insisted the case was an open-and-shut challenge to the First Amendment.

News

  • Amid IRS Mess, Democrats Try To Make A Scandal Out Of Issa

    But an overzealous prosecutor can bungle even an open-and-shut case, and that’s what Democrats hope to portray Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee and the President’s self-styled nemesis.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  • "Legally, it's an open-and-shut case. Politically, we don't know," Marx told AFP.
    on Feb 2, 2009 By: Karl Marx Source: The Australian

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