no-brainer

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From no +‎ brain +‎ -er.

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no-brainer (plural no-brainers)

  1. (informal) An easy or obvious conclusion, decision, solution, task, etc.; something requiring little or no thought.
    If the newer version performs as well for half the cost, the decision is a no-brainer.
    • 2019 November 20, Graeme Pickering, “Plans breathing new life into Fife”, in Rail, page 49:
      "Babcock [an engineering services company with a facility at Rosyth] has new contracts for new frigates there, so opening up the opportunities for rail running in is a no-brainer."

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