“It's obvious that the company isn't doing well.”
Your company's sales seem to be down. You're talking with a coworker. You mention the company's position.
It's obvious that the company isn't doing well.
Something that is "obvious" is really easy for anyone to see and understand. Here are some examples:
Someone asks you a very simple math question, so you say:
Oh, that's obvious. The answer is 42.
Your friend seems angry every time he talks about his brother. You ask about it, and he responds:
You: You and your brother don't get along, do you?
Him: Yeah, not really. Is it that obvious?
One way to use "obvious" is with "it is" or "it was" like in these examples:
It was obvious to me that I wasn't welcome there.
It's obvious that we're not going to be able to fix everything, but let's at least try to make things a little better.
When a person or group "isn't doing well" it means that they're having problems like:
- financial problems
- health problems
- emotional problems