Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?

with one arm tied behind one's back

Also, with one hand ; with one's eyes closed . Very easily, as in I can assemble that chair with one arm tied behind my back , or I could make a better dinner with one hand , or He can do that puzzle with his eyes closed . All these phrases are hyperbolic. Also see do blindfolded
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