plain and simple
Clearly, without any doubt or complexity.

I dont care what he calls it, what hes doing is theft, plain and simple.

Syn: no two ways about it

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  • plain and simple — phrase used for emphasizing that something is completely true and cannot be described as anything else It was cheating, plain and simple. The project has been beset by plain and simple managerial incompetence. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plain and Simple — Infobox Album | Name = Plain and Simple Type = Album Artist = The Dubliners Recorded = 1973 Released = 1973 Genre = Irish folk Length = Label = Polydor Producer = Phil Coulter Reviews = Last album = Double Dubliners (1972) This album = Plain and… …   Wikipedia

  • plain and simple — used for emphasizing that something is completely true and cannot be described as anything else It was cheating, plain and simple. The project has been beset by plain and simple managerial incompetence …   English dictionary

  • pure and simple — {adj.} Simply stated; basic. Follows the noun it modifies and is used for emphasis. * /The problem, pure and simple, is finding a baby sitter./ * /The question, pure and simple, is whether you will support me./ Compare: BOIL DOWN(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pure and simple — {adj.} Simply stated; basic. Follows the noun it modifies and is used for emphasis. * /The problem, pure and simple, is finding a baby sitter./ * /The question, pure and simple, is whether you will support me./ Compare: BOIL DOWN(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pure and simple — adjective : of the clearest kind : mere, plain, absolute used postpositively for emphasis a pointer word pure and simple Frederick Bodmer he is an adventurer pure and simple * * * pure and simple phrase used for saying that there is no additional …   Useful english dictionary

  • pure and simple — adjective plain and unadorned …   Wiktionary

  • Simple living — Mohandas Gandhi spinning yarn in 1942. Gandhi believed in a life of simplicity and self sufficiency. Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one s lifestyle. These may include reducing one s possessions or… …   Wikipedia

  • plain — plain1 [ pleın ] adjective ** 1. ) easily seen or understood: Hugh s message was short, but the meaning was plain enough. it is plain (that): It was plain that they knew each other already. it is plain to someone (that): It was plain to everyone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plain — I UK [pleɪn] / US adjective Word forms plain : adjective plain comparative plainer superlative plainest ** 1) easily seen or understood Hugh s message was short, but the meaning was plain enough. it is plain (that): It was plain that they knew… …   English dictionary

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