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low-hanging fruit

Syllabification: low-hang·ing fruit

Definition of low-hanging fruit in English:

noun

informal
A thing or person that can be won, obtained, or persuaded with little effort: we know mining our own customer base is low-hanging fruit
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.

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