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pass the baton

Meaning: give responsibility for something important to another person.

Example: After a successful decade as CEO, he chose to pass the baton and retire. Read more ➺

carry out

Meaning: execute a task.

Example: The American scientist wanted to carry out several experiments before announcing the sending of humans to Mars. Read more ➺

in for a penny, in for a pound

Meaning: to complete a task, no matter what it may need.

Example: In for a penny, in for a pound, we need to stay up all night and get the report done since we cannot turn it in half-finished. Read more ➺

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 more ➺


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 more ➺

do one’s bit

Meaning: to do a share of a task.

Example: When people can "do their bit", they are helping support a larger cause. Read more ➺

blood, sweat, and tears

Meaning: putting a lot of effort to get a task done.

Example: He has put in nothing but blood, sweat, and tears into this company. Read more ➺

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 more ➺

a tall order

Meaning: a challenging task or difficult requirement

Example: Telling a player to score six goals in one game is a tall order. Read more ➺

in at the deep end

Meaning: to start a new job or activity without being prepared for it

Example: Soldiers are thrown in the deep end when they have just joined the army. Read more ➺