take/follow the path/line of least resistance

Definition of take/follow the path/line of least resistance

:to choose the easiest way to do something instead of trying to choose the best way

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

follow play
  1. : to go, proceed, or come after

  2. : to engage in as a calling or way of life : pursue

  3. : to walk or proceed along

  1. : the act or process of following

  2. : forward spin given to a ball by striking it above center — compare draw, english

path play
  1. : a trodden way

  2. : a track specially constructed for a particular use

  3. : course, route

  1. : pathological state : disease

  1. : practitioner of a (specified) system of medicine that emphasizes one aspect of disease or its treatment

  2. : one suffering from a disorder (of such a part or system)

  3. : one perceiving

line play
  1. : a length of cord or cord-like material: such as

  2. : a comparatively strong slender cord

  3. : clothesline

  1. : to mark or cover with a line or lines

  2. : to depict with lines : draw

  3. : to place or form a line along

  1. : to cover the inner surface of

  2. : to put something in the inside of : fill

  3. : to serve as the lining of

least play
  1. : superlative of little:1

  2. : lowest in importance or position

  3. : smallest in size or degree

  1. : one that is least

  1. : superlative of little:2

  2. : in the smallest or lowest degree

resistance play
  1. : an act or instance of resisting : opposition

  2. : a means of resisting

  3. : the power or capacity to resist: such as

  1. : of, relating to, or being exercise involving pushing or pulling against a source of resistance (such as a weight) to increase strength


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