noun Date: 1973 something that requires a minimum of thought

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  • No-brainer — is a term used to denote a problem that allegedly has a very easy solution obvious to all. The term originated in engineering jargon, but grew in popularity during the 1990s and 2000s, and is now common in business environments. The claim that a… …   Wikipedia

  • no-brainer — n [singular] a decision that is easy, and that you do not need to think about, used when you want to emphasize that it is really very easy ▪ Joining the savings plan is a no brainer. Just do it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • no-brainer — has been used since the 1970s as an informal term meaning ‘an idea or choice that involves hardly any mental effort’: • If this was the first Christmas it would be a no brainer as to what the three kings would turn up with at the manger. Forget… …   Modern English usage

  • no-brainer — [nō′brān′ər] n. Informal something so obvious, simple, etc. as to require little thought …   English World dictionary

  • no-brainer — [[t]no͟ʊ bre͟ɪnə(r)[/t]] no brainers 1) N COUNT If you describe a question or decision as a no brainer, you mean that it is a very easy one to answer or make. [AM, INFORMAL] If it s illegal for someone under 21 to drive, it should be illegal for… …   English dictionary

  • no-brainer — n. an easy question that takes no thinking to answer; a simple problem that requires no intellect to solve; a dilemma that requires no pondering to resolve. □ Of course, the question is a no brainer. The answer has to be yes. □ His proposal of… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • no-brainer — UK [ˌnəʊ ˈbreɪnə(r)] / US [ˌnoʊ ˈbreɪnər] noun [countable] Word forms no brainer : singular no brainer plural no brainers informal a question or problem that is very easy to deal with …   English dictionary

  • no-brainer —    A decision or choice that requires little or no thought, because the best option is so obvious, is called a no brainer.     The choice was between a cash refund or having the amount credited to my account it was a no brainer! I took the cash! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • no-brainer — A market in which it does not take very complex analysis to figure out how securities are going to perform, such as a strong bull market. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * no brainer UK US /ˌnəʊˈbreɪnər/ noun [S] INFORMAL ► something that is… …   Financial and business terms

  • no-brainer — I n An easy problem. Now, let me see, do I want to go to the show in Erie, PA or the one in Las Vegas? That s a no brainer. 1970s II n Something easy to figure out and do. Aw, assembling this bike is a no brainer. 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • no-brainer — Brain Brain (br[=a]n), n. [OE. brain, brein, AS. bragen, br[ae]gen; akin to LG. br[ a]gen, bregen, D. brein, and perh. to Gr. bre gma, brechmo s, the upper part of head, if [beta] = [phi]. [root]95.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The whitish mass of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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