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Like shooting fish in a barrel

adjective phrase

Very easy; much too easy: Home shopping is like shooting fish in a barrel (1940s+)
Ridiculously easy, as in Setting up a computer nowadays is like shooting fish in a barrel. This hyperbolic expression alludes to the fact that fish make an easy target inside a barrel (as opposed to swimming freely in the sea). [ Early 1900s ]


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