something that is easy to do or accomplish: Fixing the car will be duck soup for anyone with the right tools.
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How to use duck soup in a sentence
Turkey or duck soup, for example, can be made from the bird’s carcass, and homemade gravy can be made from the animal’s giblets.
For once in his busy life it was, figuratively speaking, raining duck soup, and poor Cappy was there with a fork!Cappy Ricks Retires | Peter B. Kyne
Listenin' to love tales, that a-way, is duck soup to both of 'em.'Faro Nell and Her Friends | Alfred Henry Lewis
Then they give us an hour of drilling and that was duck soup for me on acct.Treat 'em Rough | Ring W. Lardner
British Dictionary definitions for duck soup
US slang something that is easy to do
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Other Idioms and Phrases with duck soup
An easily accomplished task or assignment, a cinch to succeed, as in Fixing this car is going to be duck soup. This expression gained currency as the title of a hilarious popular movie by the Marx Brothers (1933). The original allusion has been lost. [Early 1900s]
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