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  1. ruzu27's Avatar
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    Idiom in English


    In German there is an idiom which says (approx. translation):

    'why do things the easy way if you can also make it complicated?'

    Is there an equivalent in English? Thanks for your help.

  2. Kraken's Avatar

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    Re: Idiom in English

    I have been searching but I haven't found but the opposite: idioms like
    the KISS principle: Keep It -
    - Simple, Stupid
    - Simple, Silly (for children)
    - Short and Simple
    - Sweet and Simple

    Keep the Simple Things Simple and the Complicated Things Possible

    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." - A. Einstein

    But not the other way round.
    I'm curious about it, so I'll be waiting for the NES to answer.

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