the path of least resistance


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

the path of least resistance

the way that is the easiest Thieves usually take the path of least resistance, taking the cars that are easiest to steal.
See also: least, of, path, resistance
References in periodicals archive ?
Minimizing microscopic bubble voids or "seeds" in the glass prevents the formation of hollow filaments that increase conductance, offering the path of least resistance to electrical energy, and causing system failure.
Nia encourages the body to follow the path of least resistance, rather than forcing positions.
To avoid auditor scrutiny, managers will take the path of least resistance, and make poor judgment calls in the process.
5) In the middle ear or mastoid portion of the temporal bone, an intracranial meningioma can extend along the path of least resistance through a tegmen tympani to dehiscence, the sulci of the greater and lesser superficial petrosal nerves, the sigmoid sinus plate, the geniculate ganglion area, the internal auditory canal, the lateral semicircular canal, and the perilabyrinthine cell tracts or jugular foramen.
I feel now that I made the right moral and ethical decision by honoring my oath, despite my distaste for serving in what I consider to be a foolish, immoral mistake; but part of me still worries that I might have simply been a coward choosing the path of least resistance.
These front companies are experts at concealing the actual end-use of an item and in finding the path of least resistance for shipping an illicit commodity.
By the time they need long-term care, it's too late for people to insure privately, and the path of least resistance is government financing.
According to this scenario, energetic particles spewing outward from the neighborhood of the black hole take the path of least resistance.
As the title indicates, employees usually take the path of least resistance.
In addition, bureaucratic inefficiency and caution lead caseworkers to rake what they perceive to be the path of least resistance.
When Vacating the mold cavity, gas always takes the path of least resistance.
With a toddler, staying home had become the path of least resistance.
a our playside T will take the path of least resistance to the playside LB.
As one who shies away from confrontation, I generally choose the path of least resistance.