as simple as that

as simple as that

Meaning

  • extremely easy to understand or comprehend
  • not complicated at all
  • so easy and not more difficult than that

Example Sentences

  1. There can be no exceptions. Every new recruit has to undergo an orientation course, it’s as simple as that.
  2. Without enough business, the company shouldn’t hire any more workers, as simple as that.
  3. Take the straight end of the hammer and hit it on the level surface of nail while keeping the pointy edge of nail on the wood. Simple as that!
  4. Being a website developer is not as simple as that. It requires commitment and dedication.
  5. Industry can lower import costs for any country as required products start to get manufactured in the country. It’s as simple as that.
  6. China’s rise to global power is not as simple as that. They have achieved this through hard work, dedication and with a commitment to success.

Origin

We couldn’t trace the origin of this expression. But, this is an interesting phrase because actually it has an action associated with it as well. The words don’t fully convey the thought process. While pronouncing this phrase there is an action of snapping the fingers along with the word ‘that’ thus essentially meaning that it is as easy as snapping one’s fingers. Most people learn to snap their fingers when they were kids, so this phrase is another way of saying that it is so easy that even a child could do it.

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