low-hanging fruit

low-hanging fruit
low-hanging fruit ˌlow-hanging ˈfruit noun [uncountable] informal
a job that is easy to do, or something that is very easy to achieve:

• It's not just individuals who are seduced by low-hanging fruit. Companies get sucked into 'get rich quick' schemes too.

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low-hanging fruit UK US noun [U] INFORMAL
WORKPLACE something that can be achieved very easily: »

At a time when companies all want to seem green, packaging is a low-hanging fruit that shouldn't be underestimated.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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