like a duck to water

like a duck to water

Very quickly and naturally, as if it were innate. The phrase also often implies a sense of enjoyment. Sarah took to her bike like a duck to water. She was born to ride. I wasn't sure if he'd like playing the piano, but he's taken to it like a duck to water.
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(take to something) like a ˌduck to ˈwater

(be able to do something) naturally and without any difficulty: ‘Do the children like living in the country?’ ‘They’ve taken to it like ducks to water. They’ve never been happier!’
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Playing for your hometown club after being brought through the academy system is a massive deal, but Longstaff (inset above) has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water.
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Jane said: 'The licensees of the Six Bells said they would take him and he has taken to his life there like a duck to water.
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