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cross the stream where it is shallowest
proverb To do something by using the easiest method available. Let's just cross the stream where it is shallowest and find a spot that you can pull right in to—don't worry about parallel parking.
given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow
Testing out software with a large base of developers allows for bugs to be found, understood, and corrected quickly. Also known as "Linus's law" in honor of Linus Torvalds, developer of the Linux kernel. Come on, one of us will be able to figure out what's causing this bug. Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow, right?
shallow brooks are noisy
proverb Foolish, unwise, or stupid people are the most talkative. Of course silly old Aunt Helen babbles constantly—shallow brooks are noisy.
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the shallow end of the gene pool
Used humorously to indicate that one's deficiencies, especially one's lack of intelligence, have likely arisen from inbreeding or an inferior genetic heredity. He accidentally snipped the cord of the hedge trimmer, so he tried to stick the wires directly into the power outlet. He must have been born in the shallow end of the gene pool.
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Cross the stream where it is shallowest.
Prov. To do things in the easiest possible way. Jill: How can I get Fred to give me permission to start this project? Jane: Cross the stream where it is shallowest. First ask Fred's boss for permission; I'm sure she'll give it to you. Then Fred will have to agree.
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