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Etymology edit

From child +‎ -’s +‎ play, originally referring literally to play by a child.[1]

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Noun edit

child's play (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) Something particularly easy or simple.
    Synonyms: kid stuff, piece of cake
    Compared to my last job, this is child’s play.

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References edit

  1. ^ child’s play, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, July 2023; child’s play, phrase”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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