duck soup

duck soup

noun
something that is easy to do or accomplish: Fixing the car will be duck soup for anyone with the right tools.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism

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duck soup
 
n
slang (US) something that is easy to do

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duck soup

An easily accomplished task or assignment, a cinch to succeed, as in Fixing this car is going to be duck soup. This expression gained currency as the title of a hilarious popular movie by the Marx Brothers (1933). The original allusion has been lost. [Early 1900s]

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