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low-hanging fruit

the fruit that grows low on a tree and is therefore easy to reach
a course of action that can be undertaken quickly and easily as part of a wider range of changes or solutions to a problem: first pick the low-hanging fruit
a suitable company to buy as a straightforward investment opportunity
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  • Yet when he turned the corner she was standing with her back towards him, and stooping to gather the low-hanging fruit.

    Adam Bede George Eliot
  • When an MBA said “low-hanging fruit,” he meant “easy pickings,” something that could and should be snatched with minimal effort.

Contemporary definitions for low-hanging fruit

something easily achieved or obtained; the most readily achievable goal


Let's attempt the low-hanging fruit before the more difficult projects.

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