expressions · idiom

Instant Idiom: Low-hanging __________

low-hanging __________– Something that is easy to get, without a lot of hard work.

Choose the right answer:

  1. fruit
  2. ham
  3. job
  4. banana



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The right answer is:




(from the idea that fruit that hangs low on tree is easy to pick.)

Here are some examples of how you can use low-hanging fruit:

Let’s go for the low-hanging fruit and first call the customers in our database who bought from us last year.

If you use a spell-checker on the document, you can get rid of low-hanging fruit in the form of spelling mistakes, the wrong use of capital letters and missing commas.

The writer of this essay went after the low-hanging fruit: she chose to use the arguments that are the easiest to disprove. However, there are more complicated arguments that she didn’t address.

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