English version

make short/light work of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake short/light work of somethingmake short/light work of somethingto do something very quickly and easily A microwave oven can make light work of the cooking. work
Examples from the Corpus
make short/light work of somethingThe second game we pull away early and make short work of it.Guernsey made short work of the opposition when they won the event on home soil in 1990.Fourth placed Guisborough made short work of the opposition at Saltburn.Carmen would have made short work of Michael too.It made short work of our Windows performance tests, WinTach, clocking up an impressive index of over 9.3.But she made light work of polishing off the shopping at a supermarket near her West London home.It is fair to warn anglers that thousands of crabs soon make short work of rag and lugworm.Willie Thorne made light work of the promising Nottinghamshire youngster, Anthony Hamilton, as he eased into the last 16.
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