low-hanging fruit


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low-hanging fruit

Fig. the easiest person(s) to sell something to, to convince of something, or to fool. (From the much older easy pickings.) People who always want to be the first to buy something, they're low-hanging fruit for this product. Don't be satisfied with the low-hanging fruit. Go after the hard-sell types.
See also: fruit
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Another low-hanging fruit is great gains in the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines, taking automobile mileage from, say, 56 kilometers per gallon in the U.
There are so many opportunities to gather this low-hanging fruit that it's hard to choose a bad place to start.
The fact that MB supporters are increasingly isolated makes them low-hanging fruit for ISIL.
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This is low-hanging fruit in providing solutions that improve school safety for students, teachers, staff and administrators," Olsen said in a written statement.
Educators are fond of using the reference "picking the low-hanging fruit.
By that time, there will be many others that will be reaching for this low-hanging fruit, and it really is low-hanging fruit," said Tito, who set up the nonprofit Inspiration Mars Foundation to organize the mission.
The low-hanging fruit is gone; they are going to have to invent products," says travel writer Joe Brancatelli.
Instead of getting easier, as you might expect after the low-hanging fruit were picked for the first classes, the field of nominees has been getting progressively stronger and the job of choosing 20 progressively harder.
Speaking at a media briefing Thursday in Toulouse, France, Airbus EVP-strategy and future programs Christian Scherer said optimized air traffic management was the low-hanging fruit that could achieve 9% fuel burn savings.
Yet one of the great joys of my early years was experiencing low-hanging fruit from the cherry tree that grew between our barn and house.
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These are really the low-hanging fruit both for mitigating climate change and improving air quality," says study leader Drew Shindell, a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City.
There is enough low-hanging fruit across the Defense Department, he says.
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