low-hanging fruit

  1. the fruit that grows low on a tree and is therefore easy to reach

  2. a course of action that can be undertaken quickly and easily as part of a wider range of changes or solutions to a problem: first pick the low-hanging fruit

  1. a suitable company to buy as a straightforward investment opportunity

Words Nearby low-hanging fruit

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How to use low-hanging fruit in a sentence

  • Yet when he turned the corner she was standing with her back towards him, and stooping to gather the low-hanging fruit.

    Adam Bede | George Eliot
  • When an MBA said “low-hanging fruit,” he meant “easy pickings,” something that could and should be snatched with minimal effort.

  • But real low-hanging fruit ripens last, and should be therefore picked as late as possible.