child's play

noun
1. any undertaking that is easy to do
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marketing this product will be no picnic

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑walk over (for: ↑walkover), ↑breeze (for: ↑breeze), ↑cinch (for: ↑cinch)
Hypernyms: ↑undertaking, ↑project, ↑task, ↑labor
Hyponyms: ↑doddle
2. activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
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Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child

Syn: ↑play
Derivationally related forms: ↑play (for: ↑play)
Hypernyms: ↑diversion, ↑recreation
Hyponyms: ↑house, ↑doctor, ↑fireman

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noun
1. : extremely simple work : an extremely simple task

nor will it be exactly child's play … to dispose of 197 ships — New York Times

2. : an act of small importance

his injury was child's play compared with the damage he inflicted

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something very easily done.
[1350-1400; ME]

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child's play noun
Something very easy to do
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Main Entry:child

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child’s play UK US noun [uncountable] informal
something that can be done very easily

Once you’ve mastered Italian, learning Spanish should be child’s play.

Thesaurus: something that is easy to dosynonym

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child's play,
something very easy to do: »

As man found better means of defending himself, he made lighter and more manageable doors, until today it is literally child's play to open a door (Scientific American).

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a task that is easily accomplished

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noun [noncount]
: something that is very easy to do

Landing a job should be child's play for someone with his skills.


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