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The meaning of "an open and shut case"

" An open and shut case "
Meaning:
A straightforward legal case in which the outcome is clear.
Example:
He was caught with the stolen money and the police had his picture at the crime scene on CCTV - it was an open and shut case.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 19th century.
Where is it used?:
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