child's play

noun
|Updated on: 3 Aug 2018

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

  1. Landing a job should be child's play for someone with his skills.

  2. the injury is child's play, just a scratch

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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 Synonyms

Phrases

piece of cake, walk in the park;


CHILD'S PLAY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of child's play for English Language Learners

  • : something that is very easy to do


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