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child's play

1. A very easy task. Oh please, I've been playing guitar for 20 years—that song is child's play.
2. Something that is insignificant. Those drafts are child's play compared to my latest one—I think I really have a strong argument now.
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child's play

something very easy to do. The test was child's play to those who took good notes. Finding the right street was child's play with a map.
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child's play

Something easily done, a trivial matter. For example, Finding the answer was child's play for Robert, or The fight we had was child's play compared to the one I had with my mother! Originating in the early 1300s as child's game, the idiom was already used in its present form by Chaucer in The Merchant's Tale: "It is no child's play to take a wife."
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This phenomenological study has four goals: (1) to investigate the meaning of child's play according to Turkish early childhood educators, (2) to inform and educate Turkish early childhood educators about child's play, (3) to update the present literature in the field while serving as a phenomenological study example, and (4) to propose recommendations for future studies.
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