make short/quick/light work of

idiom

Definition of make short/quick/light work of

1 : to make it possible for (something) to be done quickly or easily This new snow shovel makes short work of clearing off the driveway.
2 : to finish (something) or defeat (someone) quickly and easily She made short work of her opponents. The kids made quick work of the french fries.

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