Easy-Peasy Expressions: 18 Fun Idioms to Use When Something Is Super Simple

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Want to add personality to your English?

An idiom is like a secret code: a special phrase or expression that has a meaning different from the literal words used.  Idioms provide a wonderful opportunity to add creativity and flair to everyday conversations while also conveying complex ideas and emotions in a way that is captivating and relatable to others.

In this new series, a blend of our 10 Words and Idioms segments, we’ll choose an idea and share different ways to express it in English. 

Today, we are looking at 18 different ways to communicate that something is easy – let’s get started!

  1. a breezeThe test was a breeze
  2. a cakewalk Finding everyone's hiding places in 'Hide and Seek' was a cakewalk
  3. a picnic Don’t worry: the process will be a picnic. 
  4. a piece of cakeThis puzzle is a piece of cake
  5. a walk in the park He was told it would be a difficult journey, but it ended up being a walk in the park.
  6. as easy as 123 You can do it: it’s as easy as 123!
  7. as easy as abcIf you practise enough, it will become as easy as abc
  8. as easy as falling off a logI found learning to drive as easy as falling off a log. 
  9. as easy as flipping a switchOnce you know what you’re doing, it will be as easy as flipping a switch
  10. child’s playThe work was child’s play.
  11. easy as pie My spelling homework was easy as pie.
  12. easy-peasy-lemon-squeezyThis game is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!
  13. like shooting fish in a barrelFinding people who wanted a day off was like shooting fish from a barrel.
  14. like taking candy from a baby Convincing our teacher to give us extra playtime was like taking candy from a baby.
  15. not brain surgeryBakling a cake wasn't brain surgery
  16. not rocket scienceMaking a sandwich isn’t exactly rocket science. 
  17. pipsqueakThe homework is pipsqueak
  18. so easy I could do it with my eyes closed The route is so easy I could walk it with my eyes closed.

Can you think of any other creative ways to describing something that’s easy?

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