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
Recent Examples on the Web So moves in Elden Ring are kind of like pushups; performing one is child's play, but performing 100 in a single chain can be torture. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 9 Mar. 2022 Climbing steep inclines is child's play for the V8 model, which burbles contentedly just above idle, free of stress and full of torque. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 17 Feb. 2022 But what of history's other horrors — horrors on a scale that make September 11 look like child's play? Damon Linker, The Week, 11 Sep. 2017 Herberger cared about all aspects of art, from ballet to child's play, family friend Jennifer Moser said. Mackenzie Brower, The Arizona Republic, 3 Nov. 2021 This version of Squid Game will only be about child's play. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2021 In tonight’s Daily Edition, watch for our story about celebrating the power of child's play in public spaces. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Mar. 2021 When two-thirds of Republicans believe that antifa was involved in the assault on the Capitol, selling the base a bogus narrative about the Texas electricity disaster is practically child's play. Arkansas Online, 20 Feb. 2021 Angela Caglia's Rose Quartz Eye Mask makes a regular ol' rose quartz facial roller look like child's play. Blake Newby, Allure, 30 Nov. 2020 See More

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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 7 Aug. 2022.

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