(as) easy as child's play(redirected from as easy as child's play)
(as) easy as child's play
Especially easy or simple to do or perform. Oh please, I've been playing guitar for 20 years—that song is as easy as child's play. They make it look easy as child's play on TV, but it's actually very tricky to do in real life. After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is as easy as child's play for me.
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child's play, easy as/that's
Extremely simple, easily accomplished. The earliest use of this simile appears in Chaucer’s The Merchant’s Tale: “I warne yow wel, it is no childes pley to take a wyf with-outen avysement.” It was probably a cliché by the time Thomas Carlyle wrote, “The craftsman finds it no child’splay” (Chartism, 1839).
See also: easy
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