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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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.
1 made light work of the big-serving American, beating him in just 76 minutes.
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.
In other games, San Miguel Beer made light work of overmatched GlobalPort, 90-27, while Batang Mahindra was a walkover winner over NLEX.
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.
Elsewhere, Anthony McGill made light work of English amateur Jake Nicholson, flying to a 5-1 victory with top breaks of 86, 77 and 68.
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.
Bayern Munich win 7-4 on aggregate BAYERN Munich made light work of a 3-1 first-leg deficit as they battered Porto 6-1 to sail into the last four of the Champions League with a 7-4 margin on aggregate.
ATLETICO MADRID made light work of a Primera Division trip to Elche as they recorded their fifth consecutive win in all competitions.
07, made light work of carrying the hopes of the sport on his shoulders.
1965: Muhammad Ali made light work of his first defence of the world heavyweight boxing crown, knocking out Sonny Liston in the first round.
South Africa made light work of England in the second ODI in Southampton on Tuesday, defeating the hosts by 80 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series after being set up by Hashim Amla's 150.
Peterlee then made light work of the run chase, rattling off the required runs with more than three overs to spare and losing just two wickets in the process.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall looked on in the Royal Box as Federer made light work of his opponent, notching a 6-1 6-3 6-2 victory.