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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The children's play area, soft seating areas, common area gathering spaces and drinking fountains will be closed. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A limited number of stores and restaurants reopen at Brookfield Square; Mayfair announces opening date," 18 May 2020 When McDonald's reopens dine-in areas at its restaurants, customers will find workers in masks and gloves, some seating blocked off to accommodate social distancing, and children's play spaces closed, the fast-food chain said Wednesday. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, "McDonald's outlines safety measures for eating in its restaurants," 14 May 2020 Some spaces - like the children's play area in the mall's hub - are off limits. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Summit Mall reopens as retail wakes up in Ohio (photos)," 12 May 2020 In Texas, malls are being allowed to reopen starting Friday, but the food court and children's play area must remain closed. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, "Simon Property Group plans to reopen 49 malls nationwide," 30 Apr. 2020 That shutdown battle was child's play compared with what Pelosi's decision has touched off. Dan Balz, Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: Pelosi’s impeachment decision sets up an epic constitutional battle - and a personal one," 26 Sep. 2019 One fun thing Anyone who has opened a box of Lego in the last few years has likely had the humbling experience of realizing: This is not just child's play. Petra Cahill, NBC News, "Whistleblower fallout: House Dems narrow impeachment focus as the White House struggles to respond: The Morning Rundown," 27 Sep. 2019 Collaborative efforts can make a tough task seem like child's play. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Nov. 25, 2019: Leo, give loyalty to those who deserve it; Pisces, novel ideas make you shine," 25 Nov. 2019 Training at high altitudes contributes to a running dominance that makes running at lower elevation child's play, Onywera says. Faith Karimi And Idris Mukhtar, CNN, "The reasons why Kenyans always win marathons lie in one region," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of child's play

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Child's play.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of child's play

: something that is very easy to do

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