least resistance, line of
Also, path of least resistance. The easiest method, way, or course of action. For example, He tends to do what most people seem to want, taking the line of least resistance. This term employs resistance in the sense of “the physical opposition of one thing or force to another,” a usage dating from the early 1600s. It has been used figuratively since about 1900.
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Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.
Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
Is it any wonder that the interests of large corporations and unions get to the front of the line?
In the end, the line between magic and religion may be something of an artificial one.
In this position, the line of cavalry formed the chord of the arc described by the river, and occupied by us.
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
I have drawn a Line between the figures at the extream changes, that next below the Line is the extream.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
My station was on the right of the line, where the breastwork, ending in a redoubt, was steep and high.