Imagine you have a conversation with someone else e.g. your friend and he wants to ask you about something which it's answer is completely clear to you.

There is an idiom in my language which says:

It is like a painting that... [Meaning that everything is clear to you and the facts acknowledge that...]

In the Cambridge dictionary I found a possible equivalent for the meaning in my question:


  • Person A) Who do you think is better-looking, Jennifer Lopez or Jessica Alba?

  • Person B) That’s a complete no-brainier! Jessica Alba is much better-looking.

However, I doubt if it (the idiom "no-brainier") is the most clear to what I am looking for.

I need to know find out how an AE speaker would say it?

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    no-brainer. I can't think of another idiom, though.
    – WRX
    Jan 30 '17 at 14:55
  • perhaps "Don't you get it? Or, "It is so obvious to me." These are just everyday language though.
    – WRX
    Jan 30 '17 at 14:58
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    "Come on A! Jessica Alba is way better looking! It's so obvious! Or, "What don't you get? Alba is sexier, smarter and younger than Lopez. It's a no-brainer!" The difference between two beautiful women doesn't work as well as some comparisons, but I am trying to work with what you used as an example.
    – WRX
    Jan 30 '17 at 19:28
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    You are not spelling it correctly. no Brainer, there's only one 'i'' ... brain er. Brainier means more brainy. The 'ier' would make brainy a comparative adjective. Brainer is slang. No brainer means it is obvious. Brainier means even smarter, and does not fit here.
    – WRX
    Jan 31 '17 at 20:13
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    You are right. It was slipped. :) Thank you very much fo the help @WillowRex ;)
    – A-friend
    Jan 31 '17 at 20:22

There are idioms that also mean "It seems crystal clear* to me." These fit this specific example of comparing two similar things, in this case attractive and successful women. *This is a perfect idiom that you already know how to use appropriately.

"It goes without saying, that Alba is is more attractive."

"Of course, Alba is more attractive."

"Needless to say, Alba is more attractive.


In that context, my answer would probably be:

Jessica Alba, obviously.

If you want more interesting idioms, do any of these help?

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