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I am looking for a short phrase or idiom which means "a lot of unnecessary and hard actions".

The whole phrase would be something like: No more tons of unnecessary actions, create it in one minute or less. It means that here is a new simple and quick way to create something, and you could avoid a lot of work you were usually doing in old software to gain same result.

I was thinking about "hustle and bustle" but I don't know is it suitable for case where you are interacting with software.

Thank you in advance!

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  • Hustle and bustle is usually associated with the random busyness of crowds. No more fuss / messing around / busywork. – Greybeard May 29 '20 at 17:30
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You don’t want to have to jump through a lot of hoops:

to have to do a lot of things that seem difficult or unnecessary in order to achieve something — Colins

This idiom is appropriate in a wide variety of situations but here’s an example with computers:

Computers have learned to make us jump through hoops

Machines are supposed to be tools that serve human ends, but the relationship is slowly shifting - and not in our favour

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  • Thank you. This is describing hard and unnecessary as i was looking for. – Userich May 31 '20 at 19:31
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For a phrase more appropriate to software, I suggest bells and whistles:

[Merriam-Webster]
: items or features that are useful or decorative but not essential : FRILLS

// Sure, any car purchased in the future will have a battery of electronic assistants, but keeping the bells and whistles to a minimum and making them engage with the car will only improve confidence.
— Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "The Debate: Should Your Teen Drive a New Car or an Old Beater?," 23 Apr. 2020

A sentence in the context of software could be something like this:

Don't spend so much time on all the bells and whistles. All we need is a basic interface with a Yes button and a No button.

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  • Thank you for your suggestion, it is almost what i was looking for. It lacks action meaning, but i will figure out how to formulate action in addition to this one. – Userich May 31 '20 at 19:29
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How about the idiom red tape? From Lexico:

red tape: Excessive bureaucracy or adherence to rules and formalities, especially in public business.

Red tape entails "a lot of unnecessary and hard actions". With red tape, your "whole phrase" would read:

No more red tape, create it in one minute or less. It means that here is a new simple and quick way to create something, and you could avoid a lot of work you were usually doing … to gain same result.

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  • Thank you. Will ordinary people understand this idiom? I mean, how common this idiom is? – Userich May 31 '20 at 19:35
  • @Userich This is a very commonly used idiom when it comes to procedures and processes that involve a lot paperwork, e.g., forms. – Richard Kayser May 31 '20 at 21:31

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