duck soup


duck soup
noun
any undertaking that is easy to do
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marketing this product will be no picnic

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑walk over (for: ↑walkover), ↑breeze (for: ↑breeze), ↑cinch (for: ↑cinch)
Hypernyms: ↑undertaking, ↑project, ↑task, ↑labor
Hyponyms: ↑doddle

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noun
: something requiring little effort : something easy to do and often remunerative

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something that is easy to do or accomplish: Fixing the car will be duck soup for anyone with the right tools.
[1910-15, Amer.]

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duck soup noun (US sl)
1. Something very easy, a cinch
2. Someone easy to handle, a pushover
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Main Entry:duck

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duck soup,
U.S. Slang. anything that is easily done; a cinch: »

This is duck soup for O'Brien compared to some of the occasions when he has been called upon (New Yorker).

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n. informal an easy task, or someone easy to overcome

we had some great battles, but against me he was duck soup

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noun [noncount]
US informal + old-fashioned : something that is very easy to do

The trip was duck soup for experienced travelers.

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ˌduck ˈsoup 7 [duck soup] noun uncountable (NAmE, informal)
a problem that is easy to deal with, or an opponent who is easy to defeat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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