child's play


Definition of child's play

1 : an extremely simple task or act
2 : something that is insignificant figuring out the password was child's play

Examples of child's play in a Sentence

Landing a job should be child's play for someone with his skills. the injury is child's play, just a scratch

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While the production is light on dramatics and possibly gives more sparkle than any Kinky Boot, mere child's play this show is not. Aaron Leth, Harper's BAZAAR, "Curtain Call: Aladdin," 27 Mar. 2014 In other corners of the fest will be zones for children's play, a zip line and individual entertainers such as jugglers. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Speed-eating on menu at Spark!Fishers holiday weekend bash," 28 June 2018 New additions are planned for the Ark Encounter grounds including the Answers Center, more zoo space, restaurants and a children's play area. Cameron Knight,, "Ark Encounter reports 1 million visitors in second year," 5 July 2018 The playground was funded by KaBOOm — a national nonprofit organization that's dedicated to children's play — as well as Target, the PNC Foundation and the Marlins Foundation., "Young At Art opens new early childhood playground," 3 July 2018 There's a children's play area for the younger crowd, and those interested in art can take a stroll through local art displays. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky's 7 best parks and recreation areas that you have to explore," 29 June 2018 The backyard has a gas fireplace, outdoor kitchen, heated pool and spa with water features, ramada with gas fireplace and a putting green and children's play area. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Hollywood money manager buys $3.8 million Paradise Valley mansion," 25 June 2018 The fire swept through the upper floors of the shopping centre, where a cinema complex and children's play area were located, on Sunday afternoon. St. John Barned-smith, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County public safety agencies to receive boats to handle future flooding," 6 June 2018 Dogs would still be prohibited at City Beach, within the fenced area of Imagination Station at Roosevelt Park, children's play areas, athletic fields, tennis courts, park shelters, restrooms or other designated and signed locations. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oconomowoc takes a step toward allowing dogs in city parks," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of child's play

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of child's play

: something that is very easy to do

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