easy pickings

easy pickings

1. People who are easy to persuade or influence. The freshmen are so terrified of us seniors that they're easy pickings and will definitely do whatever we say.
2. Things that are easy to obtain, often through theft. It's just easy pickings when people leave their jewelry out in their hotel rooms.
See also: easy, picking

easy pickings

[of things] easy to get or steal; [of people] easy to get or persuade. The pickpockets found lots of easy pickings at the state fair.
See also: easy, picking
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A trip to Rochdale was never going to provide easy pickings, as demonstrated by Danny Yates' opening try for the Hornets.
I'm really struggling to see the Vikings getting much out of Wednesday's visit to Wigan; and a fired-up Leeds team is hardly likely to offer easy pickings after a short turnaround next Sunday either.
Easy PICKINGs from the poor driver who has accidentally TAKEN a wrong turning.
They're not dangerous sections of road, just easy pickings for the cameras.
After easy pickings in the first week when she dropped just 11 (http://www.
Conclusion Probably a better horse on Polytrack but this is a weak seller and it should be easy pickings for Stand Guard.
Of Saldivia (41-2) he added: "He's no easy pickings.
First MWS client was Flintshire dairy farmer John Bletcher, of Ewloe, who said: "With many manufacturers now installing Datatag in new equipment, I worry that older machinery will be targeted by thieves as easy pickings.
Sadly thieves will try doors to see if they're unlocked and will also climb over rear walls looking for easy pickings.
A TAUNTON novice hurdle would usually be easy pickings for a Cheltenham Festival hopeful, so it was a little unfortunate for connections two appeared in the same race as Urbain De Sivola and Ifyouletmefinish dead-heated.
Here bird eggs are easy pickings, says Paul Smith, a biologist at Carleton University in Canada.
Nothing is done for smooth city traffic flow on the congested Pershore Road, the horrendous Belgrave Road island and joining Bristol Road lights, just easy pickings in quiet city side streets are their targets.
Christmas shopping and gifts could make easy pickings for thieves looking for a quick smash and grab.
This particular piece of kit is attached to the sun visor in the car via a magnetic clip, meaning you can take the main unit with you when you go so those pesky car crooks don't get easy pickings.
Mating season makes the normally fast and tough male prairie dog so preoccupied that he's easy pickings for predators, researchers find.