idiom: to be a walk in the park

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I have a short but interesting entry for you today – it’s the idiom to “be a walk in the park”. We use this idiom when we want to say something is easy. For example:

Installing this new computer system will be a walk in the park for me. I’ve done it many times before.

A: How was your test? Was it difficult?

B: No. It was a walk in the park because I studied really hard for it.

Can you give us a presentation about economics? That should be a walk in the park for you because you majored in economics.

I took a Spanish class last year. I thought it would be a walk in the park because I know French, but it was really difficult.

So, I’m not sure of the reason why we use “walk in the park” to mean “easy”, but I suppose it’s because walking in a park is considered to be an easy and relaxing thing to do.

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2 Comments »

  1. Chie Said:

    Is the meaning of “a walk in the park” the same as “a piece of cake”? I guess the latter is a bit old-fashioned, but which one is more common idiom for “easy”?

    • Yes, the meaning is the same as a piece of cake. Both expressions are common but I think “a piece of cake” is a little bit more commonly used.


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