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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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