easy pickings

plural noun

: things that are easy to get

Examples of easy pickings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those waters also provide an abundance of easy pickings for amateur hunters. Gina Errico, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2023 Our ancestors simply took advantage of the deceased as easy pickings—at least during earlier stages of our evolution. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 June 2023 But those many decades living without predators ruined their flight response, and the horses became easy pickings for mountain lions and other predators. Ryan Fonsecastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2022 Every show is different and exciting, and the jokes are easy pickings. Mitra Ahouraian, Forbes, 13 June 2022 But cartoons and ballads show that his sufferings were used as propaganda by Britons eager for war with Spain, seen as a declining power whose empire offered easy pickings. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2022 In a state tilting away from Mr. Trump, Ms. Collins appeared to be easy pickings, and donors poured money into the state. Ellen Barry, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2020 The resulting wobbler was easy pickings for teammate Seyddrick Lakalaka. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Nov. 2020 Gardens and parks are easy pickings for rats: verdant spaces with fencing that’s easy to squeeze through or nonexistent. Joe Fox, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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“Easy pickings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easy%20pickings. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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