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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?
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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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