child's play

noun

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 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, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: Is Suez Canal megaship a trend too far?," 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, "PAUL KRUGMAN: Texas, the Land of Wind and Lies," 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, "Violet Grey Slashed the Prices of These Luxury Beauty Brands for Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 Angela Caglia's Rose Quartz Eye Mask makes a regular ol' rose quartz facial roller look like child's play. Blake Newby, Allure, "Violet Grey Slashed the Prices of These Luxury Beauty Brands for Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 Angela Caglia's Rose Quartz Eye Mask makes a regular ol' rose quartz facial roller look like child's play. Blake Newby, Allure, "Violet Grey Slashed the Prices of These Luxury Beauty Brands for Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 Angela Caglia's Rose Quartz Eye Mask makes a regular ol' rose quartz facial roller look like child's play. Blake Newby, Allure, "Violet Grey Slashed the Prices of These Luxury Beauty Brands for Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 Angela Caglia's Rose Quartz Eye Mask makes a regular ol' rose quartz facial roller look like child's play. Blake Newby, Allure, "Violet Grey Slashed the Prices of These Luxury Beauty Brands for Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 Angela Caglia's Rose Quartz Eye Mask makes a regular ol' rose quartz facial roller look like child's play. Blake Newby, Allure, "Violet Grey Slashed the Prices of These Luxury Beauty Brands for Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/child%27s%20play. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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child's play

noun

English Language Learners Definition of child's play

: something that is very easy to do

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