cross the stream where it is shallowest

cross the stream where it is shallowest

To do something by using the easiest method available. Let's just cross the stream where it is shallowest and find a spot that you can pull right in to—don't worry about parallel parking.
See also: cross, stream

Cross the stream where it is shallowest.

Prov. To do things in the easiest possible way. Jill: How can I get Fred to give me permission to start this project? Jane: Cross the stream where it is shallowest. First ask Fred's boss for permission; I'm sure she'll give it to you. Then Fred will have to agree.
See also: cross, stream
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