child's play

noun

Definition of child's play

  1. 1 :  an extremely simple task or act

  2. 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>

14th Century

First Known Use of child's play

14th century


CHILD'S PLAY Defined for English Language Learners

child's play

noun

Definition of child's play for English Language Learners

  • : something that is very easy to do


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