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Definition of open-and-shut case noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

open-and-shut case

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
Solving crime
 
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a legal case or other matter that is easy to decide or solve The murder was an open-and-shut case. See related entries: Solving crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: open-and-shut case