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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

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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PRIMAR Y AGE: 1 The Red Balloon (1956), 2 Duck Soup (1933), 3 The Wizard of Oz (1939), 4 Oliver Twist (1948), 5 The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), 6 The Kid (1921), 7 Miracle on 34th Street (1947), 8 Singin' in the Rain (1952), 9 The Thief of Bagdad (1940), 10 La Belle et La Bete (1946).
Austin-area Marriott chefs will be preparing an exquisite cuisine and live music performed by Duck Soup.
Only five films from the last 10 years are included in the list - which dates back to 1933 classic Duck Soup - compared with 22 from the 1980s.
On second thoughts, I'd rather dance with the cows till you came home - Groucho Marx, Duck Soup (1933)
Among the goodies featured in this must for any movie buff are clips from The Wizard Of Oz, the tear- jerker Brief Encounter, the zany humour of the great Groucho Marx in Duck Soup and the electric mixture of sex and comedy from Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
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They've also released a new album - Duck Soup - and built up an even bigger repertoire of original songs, penned by their guitarist Allen Maslen.
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But a whispered word to the host may also get you - as it did us one night - a serving of delicious duck soup from the bird's bones.
Earlier this year saw the release of their acclaimed third album Duck Soup and the full line-up will be headline act for the Warwick Folk Festival on the weekend of July 28-30.
Duck Soup of Sudbury, Massachusetts is taking its 27 year history of specialty foods and fine gourmet accessories into the 21st century via their new website, www.
Rounding off the evening, celebrated local folk-rock band Meet On The Ledge will be back from their national tour promoting their latest album The Duck Soup sessions.
Duck Soup of Sudbury, Massachusetts has made their return to Mill Village official by initiating a lease signing in the under-construction shopping center.
Before joining Leo Burnett, Hawthorne spent over 15 years as an editor, producer and executive-producer of animation and visual effects for a number of Southern California production houses, among them Robert Abel and Associates, Coast Productions and Duck Soup.
Digital Renaissance, Building 29, Digits and Arts, Toons Lab, StarToons and Duck Soup Productions.