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Shooting fish in a barrel

DEFINITION

Easy, simple. Consider the ease of shooting fish if they are confined to a barrel, you could not miss, so the phrase proclaims the least difficult path in a process or chore. (Compare to Easy-peasy, Easy as falling off a log or Piece of cake.)

“Painting your house is no problem, it will  be like shooting fish in a barrel.”

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