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Something that requires or involves little or no mental effort.‘the enormous popularity of his TV show makes the book a no-brainer for him’
- ‘This was a solid circumstantial case, and for a non-celebrity, it was a no-brainer.’
- ‘The big deal is my ability to continue to get email, so swapping telephone calls for email is a no-brainer.’
- ‘Counting these no-brainers as evidence of genius is absurd.’
- ‘Seems to me that counting all the votes, regardless of the outcome, should be a no-brainer.’
- ‘Training should be an exercise in the mind-body connection, and it's a bit difficult to do when your workouts are no-brainers.’
- ‘You'd think vacations would be no-brainers - opportunities to get paid for not working, spending time with family or friends, and recharging creative juices.’
- ‘We had provided ‘presence’ on most missions, and, as a result, missions had become no-brainers.’
- ‘Installation of these grills is an absolute no-brainer, as all that is required is a few screws in the right spots.’
- ‘It all goes wonderfully with the margaritas, refilled so promptly that a second pitcher is a no-brainer.’
- ‘This policy change is a no-brainer, even if you don't believe in betting on terrorists.’
- ‘I'm sure he'd love my hat and it's a no-brainer that he'd go for the black high heels.’
- ‘Some of these purchases are simply no-brainers.’
- ‘This is a no-brainer, but one of the biggest mistakes hikers make is not realizing the total length of the hikes they are on.’
- ‘It should be a political no-brainer, an issue that transcends right-left divisions.’
- ‘As many who cast their votes in this poll will tell you, selecting a winner was a no-brainer.’
- ‘It seems like a no-brainer but a man with a rifle that knows how to use it, is in much demand in a war.’
- ‘New academic demands, less discipline, home sickness - those are all no-brainers, so you can at least prepare for them, no matter how minimally.’
- ‘This meant that many of the games were ten times better to play than they actually looked, which is the exact opposite of most of the £40 no-brainers released today.’
- ‘I mean, it's a no-brainer really and I sure could use a few billion dollars every now and then.’
- ‘The exams now consist disproportionately of no-brainers like: ‘When you were in school, were you a member of a sports team?’’
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