make light work of (someone or something)

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make light work of (someone or something)

To deal with, finish, or dispose of someone or something very quickly or handily. We'll make light work of this project now that you've joined the team. You made light work of that book you were reading. You must have liked it!
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make light work of someone

If you make light work of an opponent, you defeat them easily. The 2009 champion made light work of his opponent.
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make light work of something

COMMON If someone or something makes light work of a task or activity, they do it quickly and easily. This stylish product makes light work of chopping onions, carrots, mushrooms, peppers etc. The quiet and efficient pool cleaners make light work of keeping the pool sparkling clean.
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make light work of

accomplish a task quickly and easily.
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make light ˈwork of something

(informal) do something very easily; defeat somebody very easily: She made light work of that translation.They made light work of their match against Lazio and won the championship. OPPOSITE: make heavy weather of (doing) something
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make light work of

To do or accomplish easily.
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The Glaswegian made light work of Bristol's Duane Winters in the first round in his home city.
Corcoran's Charlie Pigott and Nathalie Roy made light work of selling the three-story townhouse $275,000 over ask in just three weeks.
India made light work of progression, with only one defeat coming in their nine group games as they finished top of the pile with 15 points and seven victories to their name.
In reply, the visitors made light work of the victory target reaching 180 for 3 in just 32.2 overs, consigning Wymeswold to a fifth defeat of the season.
In the second semi-final, SSGC made light work of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) winning by 60 runs.
PAF, batting first, collected 176-3 with Mohammad Irfan making a 51-ball 76 not out (six fours and three sixes) but man-of-the-match Umar then made light work of the chase by hoisting eight sixes and hitting five fours in an unbeaten 48-ball 93 as Omar Associates reached 180-2 in 16.4 overs.
Giemel Magramo made light work of Thai challenger Petchchorchae Kokietgym to retain his WBO oriental flyweight title on Monday in the undercard of the world title fight between Randy Petalcorin and Felix Alvarado at Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.
Against West Ham, they were dire, looking as though they lacked a cohesive plan, but have subsequently made light work of Fulham and won away at Leicester City.
Against West Ham, they were dire - looking as though they lacked a cohesive plan - but have subsequently made light work of Fulham and won away at Leicester City.
Summary: Pune (Maharashtra) [India], May 21 (ANI): In the final league game of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made light work of the 154 run target set by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Sunday to bring an end to the latter's 2018 IPL campaign.
Pakistan made light work of the target, chasing it down with embarrassing ease in just 17 overs and for the loss of only one wicket.
Sir Ben Ainslie's heir to the throne has made light work of that pressure and is now on the brink of continuing Great Britain's 16-year golden Finn record in the Olympics, started by Iain Percy at Sydney 2000.
Wright made light work of Jermaine Wattemena with a 6-1 victory.
The second seed made light work of Yanina Wickmayer in Wednesday's second-round match and is likely to be the fresher of the two after a first-round bye.
Haverfordwest made light work of the reply, with Holliday hitting 53 to help his side reach 90-2 and claim their sixth win of the season.