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Sep 29, 2016
This week’s theme
Words coined after animals

This week’s words
henchman
poodle-faker
harebrained
duck soup

duck soup
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with Anu Garg

duck soup

PRONUNCIATION:
(DUHK soop)

MEANING:
noun: Something that is very easy to do.

ETYMOLOGY:
Is duck soup very easy to make? How the term duck soup came to be known for an easily accomplished task is unclear. Earliest documented use: 1912.

USAGE:
“With fear of math giving way to love for numbers, complex fractions and compound interest are duck soup for the little math wizards.”
Prerna Katiyar; How Techniques Like Vedic Math, Abacus, and Soroban are Making Mathematics Fun for Kids; The Economic Times (New Delhi, India); Nov 16, 2014.

See more usage examples of duck_soup in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self-deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind. -Miguel de Cervantes, novelist (29 Sep 1547-1616)

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