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like shooting fish in a barrel

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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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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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