like shooting fish in a barrel
Ridiculously easy, as in Setting up a computer nowadays is like shooting fish in a barrel. This hyperbolic expression alludes to the fact that fish make an easy target inside a barrel (as opposed to swimming freely in the sea). [Early 1900s]
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Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.
In the first episode, an officer is shown video of himself shooting and killing a man.
When Chérif got out of prison, he worked at the fish counter of a supermarket.
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Then they came up against a police patrol on mountain bicycles, which again led to more shooting, without injuries.
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Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
May looked along at the dimpled grace, And then at the saint-like, fair old face, “How funny!”
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All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells