take the line of least resistance

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take the line/path of least resistance

to act in the way which will be easiest because you will not have to argue with other people about it You could always take the line of least resistance and go with the majority vote.
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In regards to the first 'don't,' Gann said leaking gas will take the path of least resistance which can be a water or sewer pipe, the space between a tree root and surrounding soil or other available conduits.
Being at a crossroads will cause some to take the path of least resistance.
The problem now is that often exercise programs in this setting tend to take the path of least resistance, if you will, rather than most resistance.