easy as rolling off a log

(as) easy as rolling off a log

Extremely easy, simple, or intuitive; requiring very little skill or effort. After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is easy as rolling off a log. A: "I'm a little nervous about learning how to drive." B: "Don't worry. After some lessons and a bit of practice, it's as easy as rolling off a log!"
See also: easy, log, off, roll

be (as) easy as rolling off (of) a log

To be extremely easy, simple, or intuitive; to require very little skill or effort. After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is as easy as rolling off a log for me. Boy, that test was easy as rolling off of a log!
See also: easy, log, off, roll

easy as rolling off a log

Not difficult; requiring little or no effort. One writer claims that this term, which is American, dates from colonial times, but the earliest written records date from the 1830s. Mark Twain used it in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889): “I could do it as easy as rolling off a log.” The analogy, no doubt, is to remain standing on a log floating downstream, which is no easy feat. Indeed, it is sometimes put as easy as falling off a log. See also duck soup; easy as pie.
See also: easy, log, off, roll
References in classic literature ?
It is as easy as rolling off a log. You ought to see the really heroic things I could do if they ever came my way.
To look at your face one would have inferred that carrying the weight of your body up a rope hand over hand was a very commonplace accomplishment--as easy as rolling off a log. And you needn't tell me, Miss Lackland, that you didn't make faces the first time you tried to climb a rope.