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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

(as) easy as falling off a log

Extremely easy; very intuitive; requiring little skill or effort. After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is as easy as falling off a log for me. Boy, that test was easy as falling off a log!
See also: easy, fall, log, off

sleep like a log

To experience a very deep and restful sleep; to sleep soundly. I can't believe you finished a triathlon! You're going to sleep like a log tonight. I have to set numerous alarms for the morning because I sleep like a log every night!
See also: like, log, sleep

be (as) easy as falling 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 falling off a log for me. Boy, that test was easy as falling off of a log!
See also: easy, fall, log, off

log off

To sign out of one's account, as on a computer or some digital platform, such as a website. Remember to log off my computer the next time you use it, OK?
See also: log, off

like a bump on a log

With little motion or activity; inert. Don't just sit there like a bump on a log—help me bring in the groceries!
See also: bump, like, log, on

log on

1. To access a digital account or network, typically by entering personal credentials; to log in. I'm having trouble logging on to my computer, so I haven't had a chance to check my email yet.
2. To allow someone to digital account or network; to log someone in. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "log" and "on." I've having trouble accessing my account from home—any chance IT can log me on remotely?
See also: log, on

log in

1. verb To access a digital account or network, typically by entering personal credentials; to sign in. I'm having trouble logging in to my computer, so I haven't had a chance to check my email yet.
2. verb To allow someone to digital account or network; to sign someone in. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "log" and "in." I've having trouble accessing my account from home—any chance IT can log me in remotely?
3. noun The act of accessing a digital account or network, typically by entering personal credentials. In this usage, the phrase is sometimes hyphenated or spelled as one word. If we make the log-in too difficult, no one will use the app.
4. noun One's credentials or username for accessing a digital account or network. In this usage, the phrase is sometimes hyphenated or spelled as one word. What's your log-in? I'm going to see if we have you in our database.
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log into

1. To sign into one's account or computer. I'm having trouble logging into my computer, so I haven't had a chance to check my email yet. Make sure you log into your account on the website before you attempt to make a purchase.
2. To give someone access to an account or computer system. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "log" and "into." Can you log me into your computer? I need to check my email really quick, and my phone's battery is dead.
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log out

1. To sign out of one's account, as on an app, website, or computer. I think I accidentally logged out of Netflix—do you know the password to get back in? Make sure you log out when you are finished using the computer at the end of the day, or another student may be able to access
2. To sign someone out of an account or computer system. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "log" and "out." The system has logged you out due because you were inactive for more than five minutes.
See also: log, out

*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.
See also: log

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

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

easy as falling off a log

If something is as easy as falling off a log, it is very easy to do. She's just the sort of woman who could cook a four-course dinner for 12 while singing all of Fauré's Requiem, and making it look as easy as falling off a log. Note: You can also say that something is as simple as falling off a log or like falling off a log. All you have to do it climb up the rope and stand on the bar. Honestly, it's like falling off a log.
See also: easy, fall, log, off

easy as pie

or

easy as ABC

If something is easy as pie or easy as ABC, it is very easy to do. Note: In the first idiom below, ABC is pronounced `a b c', as if you are spelling it out. With technology the way it is, it's as easy as pie to work from remote locations. With our guide, planning your US fly-drive holiday will be as easy as ABC. Compare with a piece of cake. Note: The reference is probably to eating a pie rather than making one.
See also: easy, pie

sleep like a log

COMMON If you sleep like a log, you have a very deep sleep. I slept like a log last night and feel full of energy.
See also: like, log, sleep

easy as falling off a log

very easy. informal
This expression was originally a mid 19th-century American one, but it is now in general use. It was used around the year 1880 by Mark Twain in the alternative form rolling off a log .
See also: easy, fall, log, off

easy as pie

very easy. informal
Pie as a metaphor for something pleasant was originally late 19th-century US slang. Compare with nice as pie and pie in the sky (at pie).
See also: easy, pie

sleep like a log (or top)

sleep very soundly.
See also: like, log, sleep

(as) ˌeasy as ABˈC/ˈpie/falling off a ˈlog

(informal) very easy: Try using the new photocopier. It’s as easy as pie.
See also: ABC, easy, fall, log, off, pie

sleep like a ˈlog/ˈtop

(also sleep like a ˈbaby) (informal) sleep very well; sleep without waking: After our long walk yesterday, I slept like a log.
See also: like, log, sleep, top

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.
See also: log

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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