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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There had been a lot of talk in the build-up surrounding the rivalry between LA Galaxy's superstar and LAFC forward Carlos Vela, who has been making light work of the MLS of late.
Season's stats show league games only Aaron Ashley's verdict PSG are making light work of their league rivals and there should be little resistance from travel-sick Dijon at the Parc des Princes.
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making light work of the dishes so that everyone has plenty of opportunities to cheer on the athletes, rather than being stuck at the kitchen sink.
Nick Williams' Diamond Harry emerged as a leading contender for top staying honours over timber when making light work of top weight in a handicap at Haydock on his return to action, while he is unbeaten in three runs at Newbury.
WELSH CUP Bala Town 8 Borras Park Albion 1 BALA Town cruised into the third round of the Welsh Cup after making light work of Borras Park Albion 8-1 at Maes Tegid, writes John Bridgwater.
The Homelite grass trimmer provides the finishing touches to your lawn, making light work of trimming hard-to-reach areas.
FRANCE warmed up for their big trip to Dublin on Wednesday by making light work of the Faroe Islands in Paris last night.
In the men's doubles, England's top seeded James Anderson and Graham Hurrell are still on track for a successful defence of their 2000 title after making light work of American pair Raju Rai and Nikki Vered 7-3, 7-4, 7-0.
Stourbridge were convincing from the off, their pack making light work of New Brighton's vice-like defence as Simon Bailey and Nick Tisdale dived over for tries, the latter being converted by Tu Edwards.
VERDICT Atlantic Story was a progressive force at the end of last season, making light work of the opposition in handicaps at Kempton and Southwell before proving that he handles Wolverhampton when winning over the course and distance 49 days ago.
Miguel Angel Jimenez enjoyed a ``surprise'' triumph in the BMW Asian Open in Shanghai after making light work of Simon Dyson's six-shot overnight lead.
Chris Small is 5-4 to reach the semis with a win over Dave Harold after making light work of David Gray.