What would be the appropriate expression to define a "oversimplification approach"?

  • The phrase would mean an approach that oversimplifies things in order to achieve something. To oversimplify means to ignore some of the facts while making the problem easier to understand (or do). Approach is a way of doing or thinking about something.
    – user3395
    May 3, 2016 at 14:56

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It would be an oversimplified (made too simple) approach.

Talking of the possible approaches (as ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation), they may also be balanced, common-sense, no-nonsense, positive, practical, pragmatic, problem-solving, rational, sensible, straightforward, useful and whatsoever.


I believe you could say something such as "get down to brass tacks" or just say "simply," "bluntly," "basically," or something like that.

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