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make light work of (someone or something)

To deal with, finish, or dispose of someone or something very quickly or handily. We'll make light work of this project now that you've joined the team. You made light work of that book you were reading. You must have liked it!
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make light work of someone

If you make light work of an opponent, you defeat them easily. The 2009 champion made light work of his opponent.
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make light work of something

COMMON If someone or something makes light work of a task or activity, they do it quickly and easily. This stylish product makes light work of chopping onions, carrots, mushrooms, peppers etc. The quiet and efficient pool cleaners make light work of keeping the pool sparkling clean.
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make light work of

accomplish a task quickly and easily.
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make light ˈwork of something

(informal) do something very easily; defeat somebody very easily: She made light work of that translation.They made light work of their match against Lazio and won the championship. OPPOSITE: make heavy weather of (doing) something
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make light work of

To do or accomplish easily.
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making light work of the dishes so that everyone has plenty of opportunities to cheer on the athletes, rather than being stuck at the kitchen sink.
Nick Williams' Diamond Harry emerged as a leading contender for top staying honours over timber when making light work of top weight in a handicap at Haydock on his return to action, while he is unbeaten in three runs at Newbury.
WELSH CUP Bala Town 8 Borras Park Albion 1 BALA Town cruised into the third round of the Welsh Cup after making light work of Borras Park Albion 8-1 at Maes Tegid, writes John Bridgwater.
The Homelite grass trimmer provides the finishing touches to your lawn, making light work of trimming hard-to-reach areas.
FRANCE warmed up for their big trip to Dublin on Wednesday by making light work of the Faroe Islands in Paris last night.
That put pressure on Max who needed at least a second place in heat 20 to take the title and he responded magnificently, making light work of his 20-yard handicap to follow home Coventry rider Billy Janniro for the two points he required.