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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
easy
I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bit better/older/easier etc
▪ I feel a bit better now.
a simple/easy matter (=something that is easy to do)
▪ Putting together the bookcases is a fairly simple matter.
a simple/easy solution
▪ There is no easy solution to this problem.
an easy mistake (to make)
▪ She looks like her sister, so it’s an easy mistake to make.
an easy movement (=without effort)
▪ She swung her legs off the bed in one easy movement.
an easy option (also a soft option British English) (= a choice which is not difficult, or which needs the least effort)
▪ For most people, divorce is never an easy option.
an easy victory
▪ Arsenal expected an easy victory.
an easy walk
▪ From here it is an easy walk to the summit.
an easy way
▪ Here’s an easy way to cut up a mango.
an easy win
▪ The Australian appeared to be heading for an easy win.
an easy/difficult child (=easy or difficult to deal with)
▪ Marcus was a very happy, easy child.
an easy/soft target
▪ Some criminals now regard churches as easy targets.
be easy to imagine
▪ It’s easy to imagine how the change in the law caused a lot of confusion.
be hard/easy/impossible etc to please
▪ She’s hard to please. Everything has to be perfect.
difficult/easy to spot
▪ Drug addicts are fairly easy to spot.
difficult/hard/easy etc to guess
▪ It’s hard to guess his age because he dyes his hair.
difficult/impossible/easy/possible etc to detect
easy access
▪ a villa with easy access to the sea
easy chair
easy charm (=relaxed charm)
▪ Hudson was full of easy charm and smiles.
easy listening
easy money (=money that you earn easily)
▪ For many, selling drugs seems like easy money.
easy pickings
▪ There are easy pickings for thieves at these big outdoor concerts.
easy to clean
▪ Is it easy to clean?
easy
▪ These questions should be easy for you.
easy/difficult/hard etc to follow
▪ The plot is a little difficult to follow.
easy/difficult/simple etc to use
▪ Drop-down menus make the program very easy to use.
far better/easier etc
▪ The new system is far better than the old one.
▪ There are a far greater number of women working in television than twenty years ago.
find it hard/easy/difficult etc (to do sth)
▪ Hyperactive children find it difficult to concentrate.
find sth/sb easy/useful/interesting etc
▪ She found the work very dull.
▪ Lots of women I know find him attractive.
▪ I found them quite easy to use.
free and easy
▪ the free-and-easy atmosphere of the local pub
how much better/nicer/easier etc
▪ I was surprised to see how much better she was looking.
▪ How much better life would be if we returned to the values of the past!
it is easy to exaggerate sth
▪ It’s all too easy to exaggerate the importance of these rather minor factors.
it is easy to overestimate sth (=used to say that something is not as important as some people think)
▪ It is easy to overestimate the effect of prison on criminals.
make sth difficult/easy/possible etc
▪ The use of computers has made it possible for more people to work from home.
make things worse/easier/difficult
▪ Measures to slow down traffic on the main street have actually made things worse.
much better/greater/easier etc
▪ Henry’s room is much bigger than mine.
▪ These shoes are much more comfortable.
nice and warm/clean/easy/quiet etc
▪ The house seemed nice and tidy.
sth is not an easy task sth is no easy task (= something is difficult)
▪ Recruiting experienced people is no easy task nowadays.
the hard/easy part
▪ Deciding what you're going to cook is the easy part.
the simple/easy answer
▪ There are a lot of problems and no simple answers.
within easy reach of (=close to)
▪ We live within easy reach of the shops.
within (easy) walking distance (of sth) (=near enough to be able to walk to)
▪ There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
within (easy) walking distance (=near enough to walk to easily)
▪ There are lots of restaurants within walking distance.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
fairly
▪ Up to this stage it will have been fairly easy for them to break off their activities should the occasion demand it.
▪ It was a beautiful theory, and it was fairly easy to understand.
▪ If the ritual was completed, the adventurers still alive have it fairly easy.
▪ Fortunately, the elements are fairly easy to replace.
▪ Cultivation is apparently fairly easy and details of where to get the plants are available.
▪ They were fairly easy to move through and were cooler than surrounding areas.
▪ Fortunately, most are still fairly easy to spot, and usually catch out only new users, but they will improve.
▪ There were fan magazines that were fairly easy to deal with.
quite
▪ All paths and tracks are well defined and mostly signposted; route-finding quite easy.
▪ This was my favourite song as it was quite easy to sing and it had a stirring, catching rhythm.
▪ One of them, Rhuad Sgeir, was quite easy to identify.
▪ It's quite easy once you get the hang of it.
▪ To plate, look for the instructions in your manual, it is quite easy, once you are threaded up.
▪ So improving or updating an older model is quite easy.
▪ Because of the comparative thinness of the jigsaw blade, it is quite easy to steer it round quite tight curves.
relatively
▪ In fact, it's relatively easy, provided there is a market.
▪ A century ago, it was relatively easy to hide corruption.
▪ This distinction may be relatively easy to make in memory for situations encountered when driving.
▪ The United States has traditionally offered the poor relatively easy access to the middle class if they can find steady work.
▪ There was plenty of room on the course and it was relatively easy to lengthen it enough to test the professionals.
▪ Okra is relatively easy to grow given sufficient space.
▪ In the 1950s teacher training furnished a relatively easy route to the secure status of superannuated salary earner.
▪ The theory of semiconductor design is relatively easy to learn.
so
▪ This is not so easy to practise in the informal pool, for part of its charm is its tangled informality.
▪ It is not so easy to apply this reasoning to the case of General Electric or General Motors.
▪ Even so, it was never again to be so easy.
▪ It would be so easy to go soft on them.
▪ However, identifying a breach of the rule may not be so easy.
▪ Why is it so easy to spend your cash when it can take so long to earn?
▪ It was all so easy, and so worthwhile.
▪ She gloated inwardly at the memory. So easy!
too
▪ For the strong propaganda machinery it was almost too easy to transform what had once been marginal into the nearly official.
▪ It's too easy, as a divorced man living away from your children, to buy into self-pity.
▪ It is all too easy to do this, especially if we know no other ways of praying than our own.
▪ It was too easy an assumption.
▪ It's all been a bit too easy on the ear and eye.
▪ On the whole, her father had had a very easy life of it, too easy.
▪ And if playing is too easy, it might take all the fun out of it.
very
▪ Take careful note of the potential size - it is very easy to go wrong with these.
▪ The recipe is very easy to prepare, but it does take about 2 hours to cook.
▪ It's very easy to organise some investigative work by children on school meals provision.
▪ This is of course very easy since what the spreadsheet has stored in cells C and D is a time serial number.
▪ In the air, you will find all the modern machines very easy to fly but most are lighter on the controls.
▪ Comments ranged from tasteless, bland and bitter to very easy to drink.
▪ Breath Singers are usually very easy to speechread.
▪ It is visible with the naked eye, and its position close to Eta and Mu makes it very easy to locate.
■ NOUN
access
▪ Rocky terrain with relatively easy access is the shore to look for.
▪ That closeness has been all the greater because of the sea-routes that have made for easy access.
▪ For the most part sited high above the sea, it is climbable at all times and offers easy access.
▪ The trolley also passes several sprawling condominium complexes, giving thousands of people easy access to public transit.
▪ The sheltered housing is close to local amenities to allow residents easy access to shops and other facilities.
▪ There is a regular seminar programme, and easy access to professional bodies and institutions concerned with formal and non-formal education.
▪ Three out of five people in the Third World have no easy access to clean water.
▪ The Control Center provides a relatively easy access point to dBase.
answer
▪ Some materials still resist easy answers - gold is an example.
▪ Because the move to management requires transformation, though, no easy answers or quick fixes are provided.
▪ No easy answers came and there were many apparent paradoxes.
▪ I found no easy answer from within myself.
▪ Magona's reexamination of a highly contentious political event leaves no easy answers.
▪ So much for an easy answer.
▪ It's time to ask questions that don't have easy answers.
▪ But suddenly we find ourselves acknowledging that there are no easy answers to the dilemmas Christians face.
life
▪ His forefathers had built the mills, and it hadn't been a particularly easy life.
▪ It was not an easy life.
▪ I agree that it's not a particularly easy life for most people to support.
▪ From boyhood he disdained an easy life.
▪ Like Polonius, Amis passed on his secrets to an easy life.
▪ Nockerd Sockett had not had an easy life.
▪ I am all in favour of an easy life for horse and rider wherever possible.
matter
▪ Keeping track of attendance is no easy matter for schools.
▪ It is not an easy matter to quantify the economic role of government.
▪ The plaintiff's solicitor will have to go on affidavit about that, which is not an easy matter.
▪ Funding will depend on the sale of extraneous plots for other developments, not an easy matter in the current climate.
▪ Capital accumulation is a relatively easy matter for the self-employed but is almost impossible for the professional manager to achieve out of income.
▪ Judging the competition has taken quite some time and was no easy matter.
▪ It was an easy matter to buy my way on to the same flight.
▪ Capturing the image Photographs, however, are not such an easy matter.
money
▪ The easy money regime focused attention on monetary policy and contributed to the significance accorded to the money supply in later years.
▪ In discussing the easy money prescription we have chosen a fairly extreme version of it, in part to get students excited.
▪ Disadvantages: Some part-timers regard Koi dealing as a way of making easy money.
▪ People will tell you you can make easy money.
▪ The reason too much easy money and not enough dedication and genuine love for one's chosen work.
▪ Instead, he is expected to surrender one-third of the Championship and opt for some easy money.
▪ Owing to legal changes, young barristers can no longer earn easy money on undefended divorces, which are now done by solicitors.
▪ The opening years of the 1970s were a period of easy money.
option
▪ His refusal to take the easy option is admirable.
▪ In a situation of this sort ignorance is often the easy option.
▪ But their other argument is possibly more persuasive: it's that farm saving is not an easy option.
▪ It is, though, an easy option for simple Web pages.
▪ Well, he certainly achieved it but remember, winning championships is the easy option.
▪ Promising extra money, though welcome in itself, is the easy option.
▪ Trotting is very pleasant, but it's not an easy option.
▪ They have no dislike of getting their feet wet, while preferring to stay dry where the easy option exists.
part
▪ Getting on to Switchboard was the easy part.
▪ And that was the easy part.
▪ The easy part was the system itself.
▪ This is the easy part, proving difficult only for those with unsteady hands, poor vision or failure to comprehend.
▪ But knowing right from wrong is the easy part.
▪ The easy part is to say that he was bad, or to say how bad he was.
prey
▪ Like a wolf pack scenting easy prey, they dismounted and spread out.
▪ Men prowled the motel like packs of wolves searching out easy prey.
▪ More rarely, I watched them diving in the sea for sea urchins or other easy prey.
▪ We were barely moving through the water, an easy prey.
▪ The dams also render the animals easy prey for hunters and trap them when the water is drained for irrigation.
▪ Three groups are easy prey to the underclass's recruiting sergeant.
▪ It is easy prey - I've caught them myself.
▪ As a result, his party may look battered, easy prey for the Democrats.
reach
▪ Also within easy reach of many places of interest, including the new International Convention Centre.
▪ All are within easy reach of Gubbio which is among the best restored medieval towns in Umbria.
▪ A short climb from the tarn leads to the ridge wall, the summit then being within easy reach on the left.
▪ But the gannets of Bempton Cliffs are within easy reach of all.
▪ The latter were concentrated quite markedly in Stratford and Forest Gate within easy reach of the main railway line into the city.
ride
▪ Even if she manages to get through her first probationary year, life is not an easy ride for full members either.
▪ Sweeping views of the South Bay, incredible birdwatching, and an easy ride along a stream.
▪ They remind us that we are not called to an easy ride over the waves during our lifetime.
▪ Gazza makes his Lazio debut against his old club and his Tottenham pals aren't going to give him an easy ride.
▪ Holly's easy ride was over.
▪ It has not been an easy ride, however.
▪ Unlike the United States secretary of state, Colin Powell, last month, the president was given an exceptionally easy ride.
target
▪ But to the criminal she's was just an easy target.
▪ It was a natural and easy target for newspapers.
▪ Such an organization would have been an easy target for Labour's disciplinarians.
▪ That makes them easy targets for mining industry recruiters.
▪ You can see so little as you blunder on that you are an easy target for any animal seeking fresh meat.
▪ So we opt for cheap grace, and easy targets, instead.
▪ However, the uniformed, sixteen-legged crocodile was an easy target for ridicule.
▪ Most outsiders will point to coach Barry Switzer, who is an easy target.
task
▪ But it is no easy task.
▪ The library user who looks for books of art criticism is not necessarily going to have an easy task.
▪ It was not an easy task.
▪ Evaluating this set of foreign policies is no easy task.
▪ To forge peace and order into society is not an easy task of and for a people or a nation.
▪ Convincing shopkeepers and local firms that donating prizes is a very inexpensive form of advertising is usually a relatively easy task.
▪ In this brief look backwards, history has an easy task.
thing
▪ That's always a very easy thing to do on the periphery.
▪ This is not an easy thing to do creatively, especially while dealing with demographics.
▪ A fire would always be an easy thing from which a superhuman creature like the monster could escape.
▪ Screenwriting is a very easy thing for me to do.
▪ This is obviously not always an easy thing to do, especially if we are in the darkness of suffering.
▪ This is by no means an easy thing to accomplish; nothing of real esoteric value ever is easy to attain.
▪ It's not an easy thing to do...
▪ That's not an easy thing.
victory
▪ Haynes then steered the tourists to an easy victory with more than 11 overs to spare.
▪ Ford gratefully accepts, takes a sip and continues to watch as his team heads for an easy victory.
▪ The Ladies race produced another easy victory for Percival.
▪ The lopsided final score may suggest an easy victory.
▪ The Chargers dominated the Raiders on both sides of the line, walking away with a surprisingly easy victory.
▪ Left: new Honda V12 performed faultlessly for Senna to score easy victory.
▪ Still others cruised to easy victory, including 93-year-old Strom Thurmond, R-S.
way
▪ He was saying, I am going to kick a field goal; no sir, he took the easy way.
▪ But she wanted a quick, easy way to determine which states needed the money the most.
▪ This is an easy way of referencing for authors, but a bit of a nuisance for readers.
▪ College is simply an easy way for employers to identify workers with strong basic skills.
▪ Deependable Products now offer an easy way to remove and prevent induced voltages - the Nega-volt.
▪ But there are no easy ways of determining the actual role of women in decision making in the use of birth control.
▪ But these days, if it looks as if it's going to be nasty, I take the easy way out.
▪ Standing orders and direct debits - the easy way to pay gas, electricity and other bills and expenses.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a rough/easy ride
▪ Any member on a committee to which Karl Barth belonged had a rough ride.
▪ But history says Bill Clinton may be in for a rough ride.
▪ Even after the Renaissance and the rebirth of learning had reached these shores ears were still having a rough ride.
▪ He cheered Tory backbenchers, but they predicted that the Chancellor could also face a rough ride unless the plan works.
▪ Well, it's turned out not so badly, he thought, although it's been a rough ride.
a soft/easy touch
▪ And he knew I was a soft touch, that I did most of the housework so he could be free.
▪ Artisans needed more than just fertile imaginations and a soft touch with a trowel to bring their work to life.
▪ Cool for Cats at Stennis Head - a soft touch E15b.
▪ Leeds are a soft touch when it comes to transfers.
▪ Middlesbrough showed a resilience that emphasised they are no longer a soft touch on their travels.
▪ My client was a soft touch.
▪ Next to it goes a soft touch 6a, Cocoluche, which has an easily avoidable 6b section.
▪ Terry was such a soft touch.
all the better/easier/more etc
▪ He offsets Roberts' operatic evil with a performance that commands all the more notice for its minimalism.
▪ His job was made all the more easier by drivers who hadn't bothered to take measures to stop people like him.
▪ If there is some meat left on the bones, all the better.
▪ It makes it all the more opportune.
▪ Superb defence by Karpov, all the more praiseworthy in that he was now in desperate time trouble.
▪ The dispute was all the more bitter because a prize was at stake.
▪ The inadequacy and treachery of the old leaderships of the working class have made the need all the more imperative.
▪ Weather experts say it was a relatively dry winter which makes the water recovery all the more remarkable.
be a good/quick/easy etc lay
▪ I don't deny it was a good lay.
be easy meat
▪ If her own mind could play tricks like that, she'd be easy meat for any of those giant prawns.
▪ If we think they are easy meat we will end up with egg on our faces.
▪ Quakers were easy meat at home.
▪ Unprotected by a shell, they are easy meat for insect larvae and flatworms.
▪ With most of the control surfaces shot away, they were easy meat for a Messerschmitt.
easy option
▪ Instead of working to keep their marriages, more and more people are taking the easy option and getting divorced.
▪ Some people think that studying languages instead of sciences is a soft option.
▪ But their other argument is possibly more persuasive: it's that farm saving is not an easy option.
▪ His refusal to take the easy option is admirable.
▪ In a situation of this sort ignorance is often the easy option.
▪ It is, though, an easy option for simple Web pages.
▪ Promising extra money, though welcome in itself, is the easy option.
▪ They have no dislike of getting their feet wet, while preferring to stay dry where the easy option exists.
▪ Trotting is very pleasant, but it's not an easy option.
▪ Well, he certainly achieved it but remember, winning championships is the easy option.
easy prey
▪ It is easy prey - I've caught them myself.
▪ Like a wolf pack scenting easy prey, they dismounted and spread out.
▪ Men prowled the motel like packs of wolves searching out easy prey.
▪ More rarely, I watched them diving in the sea for sea urchins or other easy prey.
▪ The dams also render the animals easy prey for hunters and trap them when the water is drained for irrigation.
▪ Then, as the softies were driven extinct, Harrington followed them, having no easy prey left.
▪ Three groups are easy prey to the underclass's recruiting sergeant.
▪ We were barely moving through the water, an easy prey.
it's as easy as falling off a log
make life difficult/easier etc
▪ But this arbitrary division of the country has not made life easier for either the North or the South.
▪ Having to adopt the fast-track method made life difficult for all three.
▪ Jim was uninterested in learning the kind of ecclesial footwork that would have made life easier for himself and his parish.
▪ Latecomers, however, do make life difficult - and unnecessarily expensive.
▪ The lack of economic statistics has made life difficult for economists and money managers for the past few weeks.
▪ There's no greater pleasure than handing over money to a local supplier who helps make life easier.
▪ To make life easier in the future, will you be publishing an index?
▪ With the advent of electrics, journey times were to be halves, as well as making life easier for locomotive crews.
rest easy
▪ Craig Chalmers, however, can rest easy.
▪ He also seems to want to be the Nineties Coco Chanel, so street fashion bods can rest easy.
▪ He can rest easy on that matter.
▪ No side can rest easy with such a slender lead.
▪ Some local retailer would rest easy in his bed that night.
▪ Surely, the letter said with a surprising burst of bitterness, Eileen Ryan would rest easy in her grave at last.
▪ Wall Street and the bond markets can rest easy.
▪ When I have a shoal of feeding bream in the swim I can not rest easy.
sb can breathe easy/easily
sb can sleep easy
within (easy) reach of sth
▪ Also within easy reach of many places of interest, including the new International Convention Centre.
▪ It was so away from it all yet within easy reach of the city.
▪ None of the androids flew within reach of the weapon.
▪ That victory put him within reach of the top ten.
▪ The latter were concentrated quite markedly in Stratford and Forest Gate within easy reach of the main railway line into the city.
▪ The science-room windows were within easy reach of the school keeper's shammy.
▪ Weldon is within easy reach of major towns like Leicester, Peterborough and Northampton.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ All the instructions are in large print to make them easy to read.
▪ Being a teacher isn't easy.
▪ He doesn't find it easy to talk about his personal feelings.
▪ He has lived an easy life in college for the last few years.
▪ I think Paul's had a pretty easy life.
▪ It's an easy journey - we just drive to the station, then take the direct train to Paris.
▪ It is easy to see why she didn't marry him.
▪ Lawyers really have it easy -- lots of money for very little work.
▪ Mr. Taylor is an easy teacher.
▪ Ms. Morrell is a small woman with a soft voice and an easy smile.
▪ Susan's always found school work easy.
▪ The questions were really easy.
▪ There's no easy way to solve this problem.
▪ This is not an easy time to be traveling.
▪ Was it easy for you to find a job?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As on Suilven, the ridge dips to an easy saddle and rises to an east top.
▪ It was easy to see that he was clever and well read, but he was also boring.
▪ Microsoft is a longer name, yet still easy to pronounce, and described the software product perfectly.
▪ The Bit Shot is also quiet, lightweight and easy to handle.
▪ The Merrimac laid off at easy point-blank range, discharging her broadsides alternately at the Cumberland and the Congress.
▪ This is of course very easy since what the spreadsheet has stored in cells C and D is a time serial number.
▪ With the use of oil as a transport fuel for cars, things are not so easy.
II.adverb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
come
▪ Fear comes easy: understanding is more difficult.
▪ Redford played a character where everything came easy.
▪ But my attitude to money is slightly easy come, easy go.
▪ Nothing has come easy for the 49ers this year, but the coaching decisions Sunday made the game unnecessarily difficult.
▪ Hands are not so easy come by for a slaver.
▪ Such pragmatism has not come easy to liberals.
▪ Laissez faire! Easy come, easy go!
▪ Again, academic success came easy, bud this time I was really interested.
go
▪ I stumbled across one shack, but was lucky this farmer was easy going.
▪ They tend to be more easy going and popular, and take more risks, but they can remain insecure and vulnerable.
▪ No easy come, easy go, in this house!
▪ He seemed to thrive under prison conditions, which caused the emperors to suspect their guards of going easy on the prisoner.
▪ But my attitude to money is slightly easy come, easy go.
▪ And go easy on the sugar, salt and alcohol.
▪ Tempting as the warm, crusty sourdough bread is, go easy.
▪ We went easy on Baker and gave him the benefit of the doubt.
rest
▪ No side can rest easy with such a slender lead.
▪ Wall Street and the bond markets can rest easy.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(just) that little bit better/easier etc
▪ We have put together a few of the most popular itineraries to help make your choice that little bit easier.
a rough/easy ride
▪ Any member on a committee to which Karl Barth belonged had a rough ride.
▪ But history says Bill Clinton may be in for a rough ride.
▪ Even after the Renaissance and the rebirth of learning had reached these shores ears were still having a rough ride.
▪ He cheered Tory backbenchers, but they predicted that the Chancellor could also face a rough ride unless the plan works.
▪ Well, it's turned out not so badly, he thought, although it's been a rough ride.
a soft/easy touch
▪ And he knew I was a soft touch, that I did most of the housework so he could be free.
▪ Artisans needed more than just fertile imaginations and a soft touch with a trowel to bring their work to life.
▪ Cool for Cats at Stennis Head - a soft touch E15b.
▪ Leeds are a soft touch when it comes to transfers.
▪ Middlesbrough showed a resilience that emphasised they are no longer a soft touch on their travels.
▪ My client was a soft touch.
▪ Next to it goes a soft touch 6a, Cocoluche, which has an easily avoidable 6b section.
▪ Terry was such a soft touch.
all the better/easier/more etc
▪ He offsets Roberts' operatic evil with a performance that commands all the more notice for its minimalism.
▪ His job was made all the more easier by drivers who hadn't bothered to take measures to stop people like him.
▪ If there is some meat left on the bones, all the better.
▪ It makes it all the more opportune.
▪ Superb defence by Karpov, all the more praiseworthy in that he was now in desperate time trouble.
▪ The dispute was all the more bitter because a prize was at stake.
▪ The inadequacy and treachery of the old leaderships of the working class have made the need all the more imperative.
▪ Weather experts say it was a relatively dry winter which makes the water recovery all the more remarkable.
be a good/quick/easy etc lay
▪ I don't deny it was a good lay.
be easy meat
▪ If her own mind could play tricks like that, she'd be easy meat for any of those giant prawns.
▪ If we think they are easy meat we will end up with egg on our faces.
▪ Quakers were easy meat at home.
▪ Unprotected by a shell, they are easy meat for insect larvae and flatworms.
▪ With most of the control surfaces shot away, they were easy meat for a Messerschmitt.
easy option
▪ Instead of working to keep their marriages, more and more people are taking the easy option and getting divorced.
▪ Some people think that studying languages instead of sciences is a soft option.
▪ But their other argument is possibly more persuasive: it's that farm saving is not an easy option.
▪ His refusal to take the easy option is admirable.
▪ In a situation of this sort ignorance is often the easy option.
▪ It is, though, an easy option for simple Web pages.
▪ Promising extra money, though welcome in itself, is the easy option.
▪ They have no dislike of getting their feet wet, while preferring to stay dry where the easy option exists.
▪ Trotting is very pleasant, but it's not an easy option.
▪ Well, he certainly achieved it but remember, winning championships is the easy option.
easy prey
▪ It is easy prey - I've caught them myself.
▪ Like a wolf pack scenting easy prey, they dismounted and spread out.
▪ Men prowled the motel like packs of wolves searching out easy prey.
▪ More rarely, I watched them diving in the sea for sea urchins or other easy prey.
▪ The dams also render the animals easy prey for hunters and trap them when the water is drained for irrigation.
▪ Then, as the softies were driven extinct, Harrington followed them, having no easy prey left.
▪ Three groups are easy prey to the underclass's recruiting sergeant.
▪ We were barely moving through the water, an easy prey.
free and easy
▪ a free and easy lifestyle
▪ A free and easy smile, but lop-sided because her face was still puffy from Garty's beating.
▪ Cousin Noreen was arriving on Sunday and life wasn't going to be so free and easy after that.
▪ Gone was the free and easy time of three meals a day and as many hot drinks as we liked.
▪ In this free and easy style, I accustomed myself to the rhythms of school life.
▪ It was as if they were indeed from another world: a happy world, a free and easy world.
▪ Robyn remembered his free and easy hand as he had poured her wine.
▪ The time they shared became special now, where before they had been free and easy.
▪ Their relationship is not free and easy but at least Red is no longer looking daggers at her.
it's as easy as falling off a log
make life difficult/easier etc
▪ But this arbitrary division of the country has not made life easier for either the North or the South.
▪ Having to adopt the fast-track method made life difficult for all three.
▪ Jim was uninterested in learning the kind of ecclesial footwork that would have made life easier for himself and his parish.
▪ Latecomers, however, do make life difficult - and unnecessarily expensive.
▪ The lack of economic statistics has made life difficult for economists and money managers for the past few weeks.
▪ There's no greater pleasure than handing over money to a local supplier who helps make life easier.
▪ To make life easier in the future, will you be publishing an index?
▪ With the advent of electrics, journey times were to be halves, as well as making life easier for locomotive crews.
rest easy
▪ Craig Chalmers, however, can rest easy.
▪ He also seems to want to be the Nineties Coco Chanel, so street fashion bods can rest easy.
▪ He can rest easy on that matter.
▪ No side can rest easy with such a slender lead.
▪ Some local retailer would rest easy in his bed that night.
▪ Surely, the letter said with a surprising burst of bitterness, Eileen Ryan would rest easy in her grave at last.
▪ Wall Street and the bond markets can rest easy.
▪ When I have a shoal of feeding bream in the swim I can not rest easy.
sb can breathe easy/easily
sb can sleep easy
within (easy) reach of sth
▪ Also within easy reach of many places of interest, including the new International Convention Centre.
▪ It was so away from it all yet within easy reach of the city.
▪ None of the androids flew within reach of the weapon.
▪ That victory put him within reach of the top ten.
▪ The latter were concentrated quite markedly in Stratford and Forest Gate within easy reach of the main railway line into the city.
▪ The science-room windows were within easy reach of the school keeper's shammy.
▪ Weldon is within easy reach of major towns like Leicester, Peterborough and Northampton.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Easy

Easy \Eas"y\, a. [Compar. Easier; superl. Easiest.] [OF. aisi['e], F. ais['e], prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See Ease, v. t.]

  1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as:

    1. Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy.

    2. Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind.

    3. Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style. ``The easy vigor of a line.''
      --Pope.

  2. Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing. ``Easy ways to die.''
    --Shak.

  3. Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory.

    It were an easy leap.
    --Shak.

  4. Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion.

  5. Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready.

    He gained their easy hearts.
    --Dryden.

    He is too tyrannical to be an easy monarch.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  6. Moderate; sparing; frugal. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.

  7. (Com.) Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to tight.

    Honors are easy (Card Playing), said when each side has an equal number of honors, in which case they are not counted as points.

    Syn: Quiet; comfortable; manageable; tranquil; calm; facile; unconcerned.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
easy

c.1200, "at ease, having ease, free from bodily discomfort and anxiety," from Old French aisie "comfortable, at ease, rich, well-off" (Modern French aisé), past participle of aisier "to put at ease," from aise (see ease (n.)). Sense of "not difficult, requiring no great labor or effort" is from late 13c.; of conditions, "offering comfort, pleasant," early 14c. Of persons, "lenient, kind, calm, gentle," late 14c. Meaning "readily yielding, not difficult of persuasion" is from 1610s. The concept of "not difficult" was expressed in Old English and early Middle English by eaþe (adv.), ieþe (adj.), apparently common West Germanic (compare German öde "empty, desolate," but of disputed origin.\n

\nEasy Street is from 1890. Easy money attested by 1889; to take it easy "relax" is from 1804 (be easy in same sense recorded from 1746); easy does it recorded by 1835. Easy rider (1912) was U.S. black slang for "sexually satisfying lover." The easy listening radio format is from 1961, defined by William Safire (in 1986) as, "the music of the 60's played in the 80's with the style of the 40's." Related: Easier; easiest.

Wiktionary
easy
  1. (context now rare except in certain expressions English) comfortable; at ease. adv. 1 In a relaxed or casual manner 2 In a manner without strictness or harshness. 3 Used an intensifier for large magnitudes. 4 Not difficult, not hard. (rfex) alt. (context now rare except in certain expressions English) comfortable; at ease. n. Something that is easy v

  2. to easy-oar (stop rowing)

WordNet
easy
  1. adv. with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily'); "she was easily excited"; "was easily confused"; "he won easily"; "this china breaks very easily"; "success came too easy" [syn: easily]

  2. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights" [syn: slowly, slow, tardily] [ant: quickly]

  3. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard) [syn: soft]

  4. [also: easied, easiest, easier]

easy
  1. adj. posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma" [ant: difficult]

  2. not hurried or forced; "an easy walk around the block"; "at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace" [syn: easygoing, leisurely]

  3. free from worry or anxiety; "knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"; "an easy good-natured manner"; "by the time the child faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words" [syn: at ease] [ant: uneasy]

  4. affording pleasure; "easy good looks"

  5. having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window" [syn: gentle, soft]

  6. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community" [syn: comfortable, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do]

  7. not harsh; causing little distress; "an easy penalty"

  8. readily exploited or tricked; "an easy mark"; "an easy victim"

  9. marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope" [syn: gentle]

  10. performing adroitly and without effort; "her easy grace"; "a facile hand" [syn: facile]

  11. not strict; "an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "lenient rules" [syn: lenient]

  12. affording comfort; "soft light that was easy on the eyes"

  13. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior" [syn: light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton]

  14. less in demand and therefore readily obtainable; "commodities are easy this quarter"

  15. plentiful and therefore at low interest rates; easy to come by; "easy money"

  16. [also: easied, easiest, easier]

Wikipedia
Easy (Kelly Willis album)

Easy is the fifth album by Kelly Willis. It was released on Rykodisc in 2002. The album went to number 29 on Top Country Albums.

Easy (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell album)

Easy is an album recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and released by Motown Records on September 16, 1969 under the Tamla Records label. One song on the album, " Good Lovin' Ain't Easy To Come By", was a hit single and remains popular to this day. Terrell had been ill, suffering from complications caused by a brain tumor, since the fall of 1967. Marvin Gaye later claimed that as a result, most of the female vocals on this album were performed by Valerie Simpson, who served as co- songwriter and co- producer for the LP with her boyfriend and future husband Nickolas Ashford.

Simpson is quoted in Ludie Montgomery's biography of Terrell, My Sister Tommie, as not having subbed Terrell for vocals. Simpson again explicitly denied having done so in the liner notes to The Complete Motown Singles series. On a recent documentary on Terrell, Simpson admitted she sang with Gaye during sessions saying, "I sang things with Marvin because Tammi was not available. And, then we would bring Tammi in to go over her parts. Those are Tammi Terrell vocals because we know that we went back in with Tammi and got what we needed."

Gaye at the time criticized Motown for the album thinking they were taking advantage of Terrell's health. Motown assured him proceeds from the album would go to Terrell's family for insurance of her health. At the time the album was released, Terrell was on her seventh operation to cure the brain tumor that would eventually kill her after the eighth operation. The album was released on compact disc in 1992, and again in 2001 as part of The Complete Duets.

Easy (Commodores song)

"Easy" is a song by Commodores for the Motown label, from their fifth studio album, Commodores. Released in March 1977, "Easy" reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The success of "Easy" paved the way for similar Lionel Richie-composed hit ballads such as " Three Times a Lady" and " Still" and also for Richie's later solo hits.

Richie wrote "Easy" with the intention of it becoming another crossover hit for the group, given the success of a previous single, " Just to Be Close to You", which spent 2 weeks at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart (known as the Hot Soul Singles chart at that time) and peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts in 1976.

The song is noted for a feedback noise, with an echo, that is heard in the bridge of the song. Also, an electric guitar solo dominates the instrumental portion of the song. In addition, the other Commodores are heard singing wordless harmonies during the chorus of the song. Strings and Brass are also featured as well.

The edited version receives the most airplay. The longer version from the album features the chorus being repeated more times, a semitone up, from A-flat major to A major (representing the change from morning to afternoon), a few times before it fades out.

Easy (Grinspoon album)

Easy is the second studio album released by Australian rock band Grinspoon. The album was released on 1 November 1999, debuting at No. 4 on the Australian album charts (remaining in the top 50 for 13 weeks) and eventually achieving platinum sales in Australia.

Work on the album commenced in August 1999 with producer Jonathan Burnside ( Nirvana, Melvins, Depeche Mode, Meat Beat Manifesto). The album was recorded in Sydney and mixed in Melbourne. The initial release of the album included a bonus disc containing eleven live tracks from the band's New Year's Eve performance at the 1998 Falls Festival.

Four singles were released from the album, " Ready 1", " Secrets", " Rock Show" and " Violent and Lazy", of which "Ready 1" charted in the ARIA Singles Chart at No. 36, "Secrets" at No. 83 and "Rock Show" at No. 78. "Ready 1" was voted in at No. 33 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 1999, with "Rock Show" and "Secrets" both polling on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2000, where they reached No. 33 and No. 73 respectively.

The album received two nominations at the Aria Awards in 2000, 'Best Rock Album' and 'Engineer of the Year'.

Easy

Easy may refer to:

Easy (Paula DeAnda song)

"Easy" is the fourth single from Paula DeAnda's self-titled album.

Easy (Ralph McTell album)

Easy is the 1974 album by British Folk musician Ralph McTell. Guest musicians include folk pioneers Wizz Jones; Bert Jansch and Danny Thompson from Pentangle; Gerry Conway from Fotheringay; and Dave Mattacks from Fairport Convention.

Easy (The Easybeats album)

Easy is the debut studio album by the Australian rock band the Easybeats, released on 23 September 1965.

Easy (Grant Green album)

Easy (also released as Last Session) is the final album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1978, a few months before his death, and released on the Versatile label.

Easy (store)

Easy Hogar y Construcción is a chain of South American homecenters. The company was founded in Argentina in 1993, in Chile in 1994 and in Colombia in 2007 by Chilean Conglomerate Cencosud.

Easy (Rascal Flatts song)

"Easy" is a song written by Katrina Elam and Mike Mobley and recorded by the American country music group Rascal Flatts as a duet with British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield. It was released in June 2011 as the third single from Rascal Flatts' album Nothing Like This. It became Rascal Flatts' fifth AC Top 20 hit. As of the chart dated July 21, 2012, the song has sold 917,000 copies in the US.

Easy (Sugababes song)

"Easy" is a song by English girl group Sugababes, released as the lead single from their greatest hits album Overloaded: The Singles Collection (2006). Development of "Easy" began when the American rock band Orson discovered that the Sugababes were working on the album, in which they proposed ideas for new tracks. They subsequently wrote the song with the group, and produced it. Backed by bass synthesizers, it is an uptempo pop and electro song that features metaphorical lyrical content containing sexual euphemisms.

Critics praised the lyrics and bass synthesizer of "Easy", although some regarded the song as forgettable in comparison to the group's previous singles. The song peaked at number five on the Slovakian Singles Chart and number eight on the UK Singles Chart. It reached the top twenty on the charts in Denmark, Finland, Ireland and Norway. The song's music video was directed by Tim Royes and filmed in a public toilet at a club in Romford. It features the Sugababes dressed in latex outfits, where they appear in separate toilet cubicles. The group performed "Easy" to promote the release of Overloaded: The Singles Collection.

Easy (Dragonette song)

"Easy" is an electropop/ new wave song performed by Canadian band Dragonette. The song was written and produced by Dragonette for their second studio album, Fixin to Thrill (2009). It serves as the album's final single. The track was remixed by a number of producers, including Fabian and Buffetlibre, and the latter of which appeared on Dragonette's remix album " Mixin to Thrill".

Easy (Cro song)

"Easy" is the debut single of German rapper Cro. A pop and rap song, it was produced by Cro. The lyrics and musical composition are attributed to Cro. It was first released on the internet on November 23, 2011, was later released on his mixtape Easy, which was available for free download, and later re-released as the lead single from his debut album Raop on March 23, 2012 through Chimperator Productions.

"Easy" attained commercial success, reaching number two in Germany and number 4 in Austria. The song was promoted by an accompanying music video directed by Harris Hodovic. It reached Platinum in Germany in October 2012.

Easy (Sheryl Crow song)

"Easy" is a song by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow recorded for her ninth studio album, Feels Like Home (2013). The song, announced as the lead single, made its airplay debut on February 21, 2013 and was released on March 12. The song combines elements of rock and roll and country music and also is her first release through Warner Music Nashville.

Easy (Mat Zo and Porter Robinson song)

"Easy" is a song by Mat Zo and Porter Robinson. The song was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom by Ministry of Sound and Anjunabeats on April 14, 2013 and in the United States by Astralwerks on May 7, 2013. It debuted at number 28 on the UK Singles Chart. The track samples vocals from the song "Nothing Better" by Colourblind.

"Easy" was included on Mat Zo's late-2013 debut studio album Damage Control. He has also released his own remake of the song, retitled "EZ", for inclusion on the album.

Easy (TV series)

Easy is a Netflix original comedy anthology series written, directed and produced by Joe Swanberg. It will consist of eight half-hour episodes. The series will feature guest appearances from Orlando Bloom, Malin Åkerman, Michael Chernus, Marc Maron, Kiersey Clemons, Elizabeth Reaser, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jake Johnson, Aya Cash, Dave Franco, Jane Adams, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski and Evan Joingkeit. The first season will premiere on September 23, 2016.

Usage examples of "easy".

Remember: achieving fulfillment through spiritual transformation is not easy, nor is it supposed to be, but it is what you are meant to do.

His defence was firm, his submission was not inglorious, and the emperor was content with an easy tribute, the demolition of his fortresses, and the acknowledgment, on his coins, of a supreme lord.

It is not easy, however, to induce a child to use an Acousticon at all times, whereas an adult will take the time and trouble necessary to become accustomed to the instrument, and will put up with the slight inconveniences inseparable from its use.

She had made it easy for Addis to get Rhys alone because she wanted men she could trust beside her husband.

The Bridge over the Abyss was a classic means of progression on the path toward adeptship, but that path was in no wise an easy one.

Often, the easiest way to avoid an adjective-based cliche is to free the phrase entirely from its adjective modifier.

Those will last for nearly a generation and are, admittedly, easier to fix.

After all it is an easy enough matter for an adventurous man, who does not look where he is going, to get hanged for a mere trifle.

The way we had all learned to think about Talents made it easier to accept her as being a combination Pursuivant and Afrit than simply as having seven separate Talents.

The squatter leased it on easy terms, and bought it only when it had sufficient value to be desired by agriculturists or by selectors who posed as agriculturists.

It is the easier for the biographer to maintain this reverential attitude, inasmuch as the prayer of Agur has been fulfilled in him, he has been given neither poverty nor riches.

At once the riding became easier, for the moment a gust of wind hit the machine on one side, the elevators and ailerons shifted and counteracted its uneven effect.

It is easy to see that the method, while it gives unusual freshness to imaginative representation, is in essence hostile to all culture and all social form, and is psychologically akin to anarchism.

Bone-tired, Alec was grateful to find Micum a person easy to be quiet with.

His long, good-natured face was seamed with age around the eyes and brow, and his short beard and the curling hair that thickly fringed his balding pate were silvery white, yet he stood as straight and easy as Alec himself.