Spelling Out the Alternative

A man on a television documentary said the following line.

It then became a hands-off operation as opposed to a hands-on operation.

Why bother spelling the alternative out? Would anybody really have thought of something else such the following?

It then became a hands-off operation as opposed to a turkey sandwich.

If the alternative is obvious (like pretty much every binary scenario), then there is no need to spell it out.

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