Meaning: so very easy or simple. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: easier than counting the fingers on one hand
Rewrite 2: easier than pushing the buttons on a phone
Rewrite 3: easier than first-grade arithmetic
Rewrite 4: easier than left and right
Comment: The first three rewrites stay with simple numbers; the fourth rewrite goes beyond numbers to other simple concepts to suggest the versatility of simplicity. Watch for “easy as ABC” for more simplifications.
More reading about clichés
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