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duck soup

noun
1.
something that is easy to do or accomplish:
Fixing the car will be duck soup for anyone with the right tools.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for duck-soup

duck soup

noun
1.
(US, slang) something that is easy to do
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Slang definitions & phrases for duck-soup

duck soup

noun phrase

Anything easily done; cinch, piece of cake: It would be duck soup for him to have led Willis into a trap/ Only duck soup for a guy like you (1908+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with duck-soup

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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