the fruit that grows low on a tree and is therefore easy to reach
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
a suitable company to buy as a straightforward investment opportunity
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How to use low-hanging fruit in a sentence
More low hanging fruit: the $37 Russ-as-Che-Guevara t-shirts available on his website.
For one thing, it's possible the low-hanging fruit—the companies for whom investor activism is most successful—has been picked.
As Cosgrove notes, infection control is one of the areas where there seems to be "low hanging fruit" in the health care system.Can the Cleveland Clinic Save American Health Care? | Megan McArdle | February 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even in a capital wracked by partisan fighting, this should be low-hanging fruit.Wisconsin Sikh Massacre Reveals Need for Domestic Antiterrorism Unit | Errol Louis | August 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
When it comes to the players who are playing, you just pluck the low-hanging fruit.
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.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town | Cory Doctorow
But real low-hanging fruit ripens last, and should be therefore picked as late as possible.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town | Cory Doctorow