noun (plural same)informal
The most easily achieved of a set of tasks, measures, goals, etc. it’s more difficult to produce new drugs—all the low-hanging fruit has been picked
More example sentences
- ‘He is picking the low-hanging fruit,’ said one analyst.
- And with the successful reforms of the last 20 years, we've picked the low-hanging fruit and we're going to have to do something pretty substantial to get out of this.
- However, now that the low-hanging fruit has been successfully plucked the task of domestic growth is going to be that much more difficult for the superstore operators.
Definition of low-hanging fruit in:
- The US English dictionary