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An especially attractive person who acts as a romantic escort or date to social events, but who is not romantically attached to or involved with the person they are accompanying. Did you see the date she had with her at the movie premiere? I doubt they're actually dating, but he was a nice piece of arm candy all the same.
as easy as taking candy from a baby
slang Very easy. If you think that this game will be as easy as taking candy from a baby, you're seriously underestimating your opponents. The security guard isn't at his post, so sneaking in should be as easy as taking candy from a baby.
be like a kid in a candy store
To be so excited about one's surroundings that one acts in a childlike or silly way. Liam loves football so much that he's like a kid in a candy store any time he steps into the stadium.
be like taking candy from a baby
slang To be an easy task. If you think that this game will be like taking candy from a baby, you're seriously underestimating your opponents. The security guard isn't at his post, so sneaking out should be like taking candy from a baby.
Entertainment that is pleasant, enjoyable, and appealing to a broad audience but not intellectually stimulating or demanding. The play won't make you think too hard about the meaning of life or the human condition, but it's a nice little piece of brain candy all the same.
slang One who sells illicit drugs. We have to go see the candy man if we want to get some more stuff before the concert.
To attempt to make something seem better or more palatable than it actually is, especially something perceived as negative or unfavorable. Mom tried to candy-coat the news by talking about how big the yard would be at the new house, but we were all sad about the move. Don't try to candy-coat this! An F is an F, no matter how hard you studied!
slang Soft but pleasant or enjoyable pop music. That café plays some nice ear candy as background music—you'll enjoy it.
A person or thing that is nice to look at, but has very little substance, meaning, or purpose. The film is filled to the brim with delightful eye candy, but there is no worthwhile plot or characters to do the visuals justice. His new boyfriend is a nice bit of eye candy, but you can tell there's not much happening upstairs.
like a kid in a candy store
So excited about one's surroundings that one acts in a childlike or silly way. Primarily heard in US. Liam loves football so much that he's like a kid in a candy store any time he steps into the stadium. She looked like a kid in a candy story being able to look at so much world-class art in one place.
like taking candy from a baby
slang An easy task. If you think that this game will be like taking candy from a baby, you're seriously underestimating your opponents. The security guard isn't at his post, so sneaking out should be like taking candy from a baby.
slang Any intravenous drug or drugs. No way, man, I don't touch the needle candy. I stick with what grows right out of the ground. Judging by the marks on his arm, I'd say he's been hitting the needle candy again.
slang Cocaine in powdered form, typically ingested by snorting through the nose. The party was already getting a little too wild for me, but when the nose candy started making an appearance, I knew it was time to leave.
1. noun, slang A precious gem, especially a diamond. A: "Did you see that rock on her finger?" B: "Yeah, I didn't know she was engaged!" The rocks in that necklace are worth nearly a million dollars.
2. noun Rock music, a genre of music characterized by the use of the electric guitar and bass. A shortened form of "rock and roll," from which it originated. I was into rock when I was in high school, but now I'm more into electronic music. The bar always blasts rock at such a high volume that I can never hear what anyone is saying.
3. noun, slang An ice cube. Typically used in the plural. I'd like a whiskey on the rocks, please.
4. noun, vulgar slang A testicle. Almost always used figuratively to mean confidence, courage, bravado, etc. Exclusively used in the plural. You've got some rocks on you to stand up to the boss like that, kid.
5. noun, slang A piece of crack cocaine. Typically used in the plural. Denny got caught selling rocks and got hit with a mandatory minimum.
6. adjective Pertaining to rock music. This is my favorite rock station on the radio. The band surprised its fans when it announced that its next album would be a rock opera.
7. verb To perform rock music, especially skillfully or with great energy and enthusiasm. My days of going on stage to rock are behind me at this point. Don't worry about the audience. Just go out there and rock.
8. verb To dance or move along to rock music or a similar genre. This song really gets me rocking!
9. verb, slang To be excellent or awesome. You got me my favorite doughnut! You rock! I can't believe you didn't like that movie! It rocked! Wow, you got into your dream school! That rocks!
1. A hard confectionary treat of large sugar crystals formed around a stick or piece of string. My parents always get me a huge string of rock candy when we go to the county fair each summer.
2. slang Cocaine that is mixed with baking soda to form hard nuggets that can be smoked. There's some guy trying to peddle rock candy around the back of the high school. Hey man, got any rock candy on you? I'm jonesing hard.
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like taking candy from a babyand as easy as taking candy from a baby
Cliché very easy. Getting to the airport was easy. It was like taking candy from a baby.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
like taking candy from a baby
If doing something is like taking candy from a baby, it is very easy. In the end, they won so easily, it was like taking candy from a baby.
like a kid in a candy storeAMERICAN
If you are like a kid in a candy store in a particular situation, you do whatever you want and do not restrict your behaviour. There were so many options that I was like a kid in a candy store. Brubaker went on a buying binge and `felt like a kid in a candy store,' he recalls. Note: The usual British expression is like a child in a sweet shop.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
be like taking ˌcandy from a ˈbaby(also be like shooting ˌfish in a ˈbarrel) used to emphasize how easy it is to do something: I thought it was going to be difficult to get funding for the project, but in the end it was like taking candy from a baby. ♢ What do you mean you can’t do it? It’ll be like shooting fish in a barrel!
like a kid in a ˈcandy store/shop(American English) used to say that somebody is very happy and excited about something: It was my first time in a championship game, so I felt like a kid in a candy store. ♢ I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to technology. It all looks so good!
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
n. drugs in general. (see also nose (candy).) I gotta go get some candy from the candy man.
n. a drug dealer. (Drugs.) Lefty said he had to go meet with the candy man.
n. a liquor store. Let’s stop at this candy store and get some bubbles.
n. soft and pleasant popular music; music that is sweet to the ear. (see also elevator music.) I find that kind of ear candy more annoying than heavy metal.
n. someone or something worth looking at. (Compare to ear candy.) The dame is just eye candy! Her brain is occupied with hair and nails appointments, and strained to do even that!
n. narcotics that are taken by injection. (see also nose (candy).) Max likes needle candy best of all.
n. powdered drugs that are inhaled, primarily cocaine, sometimes heroin. (see also needle candy.) Bart has some nose candy for sale.
1. and rock candy n. crack, a crystallized form of cocaine. (see also rocks.) Some call it rock candy, and some call it crack.
2. n. a crystallized form of heroin used for smoking. (Drugs.) Max is hooked on rock—the kind that you smoke. Powder is everywhere, but you can hardly find rock anymore.
3. n. a diamond or other gemstone. Look at the size of that rock in her ring.
4. Go to rocks.
5. n. a baseball; a basketball. Michael passed the rock to Scottie, who turned and dropped it in the basket.
6. in. to be really great. The concerts didn’t rock, but we had a good time throwing chairs.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
like taking candy from a baby
Ridiculously easy. This twentieth-century simile, also stated as like stealing candy from a baby, almost invariably refers to accomplishing something that is not quite legitimate.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer