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flog the log

vulgar slang Of a man, to masturbate.
See also: flog, log

be (as) easy as rolling off (of) a log

To be extremely easy, simple, or intuitive; to require very little skill or effort. After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is as easy as rolling off a log for me. Boy, that test was easy as rolling off of a log!
See also: easy, log, off, roll

easier than falling off a log

Extremely easy; very intuitive; requiring little or no skill or effort. After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is easier than falling off a log for me. Boy, that test was easier than falling off a log!
See also: easy, fall, log, off

easier than rolling off a log

Extremely easy; very intuitive; requiring little or no skill or effort. After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is easier than rolling off a log for me. Boy, that test was easier than rolling off a log!
See also: easy, log, off, roll

like falling off (of) a log

Extremely easy; very intuitive; requiring little or no skill or effort. After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is like falling off a log for me. A: "I'm a little nervous about learning how to drive." B: "Don't worry. After some lessons and a bit of practice, it's like falling off a log!"
See also: fall, like, log, off

like rolling off (of) a log

Extremely easy; very intuitive; requiring little or no skill or effort. After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is like rolling off a log for me. A: "I'm a little nervous about learning how to drive." B: "Don't worry. After some lessons and a bit of practice, it's like rolling off of a log!"
See also: like, log, off, roll

*easy as A, B, C

 and *easy as falling off a log; *easy as rolling off a log; *easy as (apple) pie; *easy as duck soup
very easy. (*Also: as ~.) If you use a cake mix, baking a cake is easy as A, B, C. Mountain climbing is as easy as pie. Finding your way to the shopping center is easy as duck soup. Getting out of jail was easy as rolling off a log.
See also: easy

like a bump on a log

Fig. completely inert. (Derogatory.) Don't just sit there like a bump on a log; give me a hand! You can never tell what Julia thinks of something; she just stands there like a bump on a log.
See also: bump, like, log, on

log off

 and log out
to record one's exit from a computer system. (This action may be recorded, or logged, automatically in the computer's memory.) I closed my files and logged off. What time did you log out?
See also: log, off

log on

to begin to use a computer system, as by entering a password, etc. (This action may be recorded, or logged, automatically in the computer's memory.) What time did you log on to the system this morning? I always log on before I get my first cup of coffee.
See also: log, on

log someone for something

 
1. to schedule someone for something. I am going to log you for sentry duty on the weekends. We will have to log Bill for service as a parking attendant.
2. to make a note in a log about someone's bad behavior. The captain logged the first mate for the navigation error. I will have to log you for that.
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log someone off

 and log someone out
[for someone] to cause someone to exit from a computer system. (This exit may be recorded, or logged, automatically in the computer's memory.) Mary had to rush off to an appointment, so I logged her off.
See also: log, off

log someone on (to something)

to allow someone to link (electronically) to a computer system. (This action may be recorded, or logged, automatically in the computer's memory.) I will log you on to the system if you forgot how to do it. I will log on Jill, who is late.
See also: log, on

log something up

to record an amount of something. The ship logged many nautical miles up on its last voyage. It logged up a lot of miles.
See also: log, up

sleep like a log

 and sleep like a baby
to sleep very soundly. Everyone in our family sleeps like a log, so no one heard the thunderstorm in the middle of the night. Nothing can wake me up. I usually sleep like a baby.
See also: like, log, sleep

(as) easy as A, B, C

See: (as) easy as pie
See also: easy

log on

also log in
to open a computer system so that it can be used As a graduate student, Erin often logged on to the system from home around midnight. Internet companies are trying to help business travelers log in while they're on the road.
See also: log, on

log off

also log out
to stop using a computer system When the file transfer is complete, you can log off the Web and launch your print program.
See also: log, off

sleep like a log

to sleep very well With a full stomach and a warm blanket, I slept like a log.
See also: like, log, sleep

(as) easy as falling off a log

See: (as) easy as pie
See also: easy, fall, log, off

(as) easy as pie

very easy You make everything sound as easy as pie, George.
Usage notes: also used in the forms (as) easy as 1-2-3 or (as) easy as A, B, C (very easy to understand) and (as) easy as falling off a log (very easy to do)
See also: easy, pie

like a bump on a log

  (American informal)
if someone sits or stands somewhere like a bump on a log, they do not react in a useful or helpful way to the activities happening around them Don't just sit there like a bump on a log, come and help us!
See also: bump, like, log, on

be as easy as falling off a log

  (British, American & Australian) also be as easy as rolling off a log (American)
to be very easy She said writing stories was as easy as falling off a log for her.
See also: easy, fall, log, off

sleep like a log/top

to sleep very well I don't know if it had anything to do with the wine we drank but I slept like a log.
See also: like, log, sleep

easy as pie

Also, easy as falling or rolling off a log . Capable of being accomplished with no difficulty, as in This crossword puzzle is easy as pie. The first term presumably alludes to consuming pie (since making pie requires both effort and expertise). The variants most likely allude to standing on a log that is moving downstream, a feat in which falling off is a lot easier than remaining upright. Mark Twain had it in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889): "I could do it as easy as rolling off a log." The first colloquial term dates from the early 1900s, the colloquial variants from the 1830s. For a synonym, see piece of cake.
See also: easy, pie

like a bump on a log

Unmoving, inactive, stupidly silent. For example, Harry just sat there like a bump on a log while everyone else joined in the fun. This simile presumably alludes to the immobility of such a protuberance. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
See also: bump, like, log, on

log in

Also, log on. Enter into a computer the information needed to begin a session, as in I logged in at two o'clock, or There's no record of your logging on today. These expressions refer especially to large systems shared by numerous individuals, who need to enter a username or password before executing a program. The antonyms are log off and log out, meaning "to end a computer session." All these expressions derive from the use of log in the nautical sense of entering information about a ship in a journal called a log book. [c. 1960]
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sleep like a log

Also, sleep like a top. Sleep very soundly, as in I slept like a log, or She said she slept like a top. Both of these similes transfer the immobility of an object to that of a person who is sound asleep (since a top spinning quickly looks immobile). The first dates from the late 1600s; the variant is newer.
See also: like, log, sleep

log in

v.
1. To provide the necessary information to a computer for someone to be allowed to access computer resources; log on: I'll log you in so that you can access the library's resources. I sat at the terminal and logged in using my student account.
2. To spend some amount of time working: We've logged in 100 hours working on this project.
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log into

v.
To provide the necessary information to a computer for someone to be allowed access to some set of computer resources: I logged into my student account to see if I owed any money to the university. This new software will automatically log you into the company's private website.
See also: log

log on

v.
To provide the necessary information to a computer for someone to be allowed to access computer resources: Let me log you on so that you can access the files yourself. You can't use this program until you log on.
See also: log, on

log out

or log off
v.
To disconnect someone from some computer resource to which one has been connected or logged on: If you use the computer longer than one hour, it will automatically log you out. Don't log out of your account yet—I want to check something.
See also: log, out

dog-log

n. a section of dog feces. (Contrived.) I think I stepped in a a pile of dog-logs. Yuck!

log

in. to defecate. (see also dog-log.) Bubba’s in the crapper, logging.

easy as pie

Informal
Capable of being accomplished or done with no difficulty.
See also: easy, pie
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