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duck soup

slang Very easy. Oh please, I've been playing guitar for 20 years—that song is duck soup.
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duck soup

Fig. very easy; an easy thing to do. For Maria, knitting a sweater is duck soup. Jill: This jar is stuck. Could you open it for me? Jane: Sure. Duck soup.
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duck soup

An easily accomplished task or assignment, a cinch to succeed, as in Fixing this car is going to be duck soup. This expression gained currency as the title of a hilarious popular movie by the Marx Brothers (1933). The original allusion has been lost. [Early 1900s]
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duck soup

an easy task, or someone easy to overcome. North American informal
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duck soup

Easy to accomplish. The first appearance of the phrase was in a 1902 newspaper cartoon that had nothing to do with ducks. Not then and not now has anybody been able to suggest a likely derivation. If you're interested in an expression that makes sense, try the equivalent, “as easy as falling off a log.”
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Blount understands Wolfe's reaction, but he notes--in response to Wolfe's "ad vomitatum" comment--"There is no vomiting in Duck Soup.
this was duck soup, not an idea on the horizon, just words.
For her main course Cora asked if she could simply have the shredded duck soup - it was not a problem for the staff to serve it alongside our main meals.
Fourth was king of the one-liners, Groucho Marx who in the 1933 film Duck Soup said: "Remember you're fighting for this woman's honour, which is probably more than she ever did.
Freedonia is a country invented by Groucho Marx for the classic film Duck Soup.
Instead of making duck soup, I guess," said Linda Kennedy, the duck's owner and surgical technology instructor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.
Forgive my giddiness, but I can't help turning over that delirium-inducing dance sequence from the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup in my mind these days.
Out of the box, the conversion made duck soup out of soda cans out to 25 yards and more.
Louvish is also the first writer I'm aware of to satisfactorily answer what might be called the Duck Soup question.
The book is also loaded with cultural references, ranging from the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup to Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath.
The dinner consisted of about 20 platters of food beginning with duck soup and ending with duck's feet (a delicacy, but rubbery and tasteless, best drowned in sauce, any sauce).
Freedonia, of course, exists only in the Marx Brothers' film, Duck Soup.
Still, it's ten times better an evening than the Cooney farce, and the spectacle of two Othellos blundering about the stage is as funny as the two Groucho Marxes in Duck Soup.
Pampering epicureantastebuds is one Hotel des Bergues tradition that continues unhindered in the hotel's Amphitryon restaurant, where guests may choose from such delicacies as "clear duck soup with beet root juice and sour cream,' "terrine of fresh duck liver,' or "marinated crab claws with soya beans and pink grapefruit quarters.