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easy as ABC

Extremely easy. Come on, give me a hard one! These equations are easy as ABC!
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be (as) easy as ABC

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 ABC for me. Don't worry, after some lessons and a bit of practice, driving is as easy as A-B-C!
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the ABCs of (something)

The essential facts or details about something. Can you just give me the ABCs of this chapter on mitosis so I don't fail the test?
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the ABCs of something

Fig. the basic facts or principles of something. I have never mastered the ABCs of car maintenance.
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know one's ABCs

Fig. to know the alphabet; to know the most basic things (about something). Bill can't do it. He doesn't even know his ABCs. You can't expect to write a letter when you don't even know your ABCs.
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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.
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easy as pie

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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.
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easy as pie

Informal
Capable of being accomplished or done with no difficulty.
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L'association d'un abces renal, secondaire a l'obstruction de la voie excretrice par la masse tumorale, a un hypernephrome a ete decrite dans la litterature (6-9).
On peut aussi observer des infections urinaires a repetition (20), une masse vesicale (2) ou un abces de la paroi abdominale (18).
D'autres abces de fixation, comme le cas centrafricain, n'en constituent pas moins une preoccupation pour tarir les sources d'insecurite.
La PXG est une forme inhabituelle de pyelonephrite chronique bacterienne qui se caracterise par la destruction du parenchyme renal et la formation de granulomes avec abces, collection liquidienne et presence de cellules spumeuses[sup.
Il s'agit probablement d'une rage de dent, d'une carie, d'une pulpite (inflammations causees par une carie trop proche d'un nerf), ou encore les abces (gonflement douloureux de la gencive).
Ce sont les produits de sulfurevolatiles malodorants produits par les bacteries qui donnent la mauvaise haleine, celle-ci peut etre evoluee suite a une mauvaise hygiene buccodentaire (enduits de la langue, une parodontite, carie, abces dentaire), ou bien a cause d'une prothese mal adaptee (restaurations dentaires mal faites, retention de debris alimentaires).