make light work of doing sth

make light work of doing sth
make light work of (doing) sth
to do something quickly or easily: »

Workers from the second shift stayed late so we were able to make light work of unloading the deliveries.

Main Entry: light

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • make light work of sth — make light work of (doing) sth ► to do something quickly or easily: »Workers from the second shift stayed late so we were able to make light work of unloading the deliveries. Main Entry: ↑light …   Financial and business terms

  • light — ▪ I. light light 1 [laɪt] adjective 1. MANUFACTURING light equipment, materials, machines etc are easily moved and used for fairly small tasks: • the light aircraft company, Cessna • The empty space will be converted for light industrial use …   Financial and business terms

  • work — work1 W1S1 [wə:k US wə:rk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(do a job for money)¦ 2¦(do your job)¦ 3¦(help)¦ 4¦(do an activity)¦ 5¦(try to achieve something)¦ 6¦(machine/equipment)¦ 7¦(be effective/successful)¦ 8¦(have an effect)¦ 9¦(art/style/literature)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • work — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 effort/product of effort ADJECTIVE ▪ hard ▪ It s hard work trying to get him to do a few things for himself. ▪ It doesn t require skill it s a matter of sheer hard work. ▪ arduous, back breakin …   Collocations dictionary

  • go — 1 verb past tense went, past participle gone, 3rd person singular present tense goes TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE SPEAKER 1 LEAVE SOMEWHERE (I) to leave a place to go somewhere else; depart: I wanted to go, but Anna wanted to stay. | It s late; I must… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • turn — 1 verb CHANGE DIRECTION/POSITION 1 a) YOUR BODY (I) to move your body so that you are looking in a different direction: Ricky turned and walked away. (+ around/round/away etc): I turned around quickly to see if someone was following. | Dan turned …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • see — see1 W1S1 [si:] v past tense saw [so: US so:] past participle seen [si:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(notice/examine)¦ 2¦(notice something is true)¦ 3¦(ability to see)¦ 4¦(find out information)¦ 5¦(in the future)¦ 6¦(where information is)¦ 7¦(understand)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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