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cross the stream where it is shallowest

proverb To do something by using the easiest method available. Let's just cross the stream where it is shallowest and find a spot that you can pull right in to—don't worry about parallel parking.
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Cross the stream where it is shallowest.

Prov. To do things in the easiest possible way. Jill: How can I get Fred to give me permission to start this project? Jane: Cross the stream where it is shallowest. First ask Fred's boss for permission; I'm sure she'll give it to you. Then Fred will have to agree.
See also: cross, stream
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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