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easier said than done

Meaning: to explain that a task is easier to talk about than perform.

Example: It's easier said than done when it comes to convincing people that something is true. Read on

child’s play

Meaning: an informal expression meaning something that is easy to do

Example: If you practise enough, driving will eventually become child's play. Read on

cakewalk

Meaning: something that can be easily accomplished.

Example: I thought the course was going to be difficult, but it ended up being a cakewalk. Read on

easy money

Meaning: Rewards, progress or other good results with little or no effort.

Example: The problem is that the working class perpetually has to struggle to get by, whereas the rich continually have access to easy money. Read on

it’s not brain surgery

Meaning: to indicate that a specific task is simple and easy to undertake 

Example: Learning to ride a bike is simple, it's not brain surgery. Read on

rocket science

Meaning: something very difficult to understand

Example: I've no idea why Kelly can't make a spreadsheet, and it's not exactly rocket science is it? Read on

easy peasy

Meaning: very straightforward

Example: Just copy what I do. It's easy peasy. Read on

lower the bar

Meaning: to lower standards or expectations

Example: The revision bill aims to lower the bar on picking candidates. Read on

lighten up

Meaning: to take it easy

Example: Just lighten up! Everything will be fine. Read on

easy does it

Meaning: used to tell someone to go ahead with something with slowly, and carefully

Example: Sandra: I asked him for a simple drawing! To be honest, I am so angry right now. Andrew: Easy does it, Sandra. We will make sure he refunds the money. Read on

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learning curve

Meaning: the rate of learning new skills

Example: Every employee undergoes a learning curve while getting to know the company. Read on

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