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See also: low hanging fruit
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low-hanging fruit (plural low-hanging fruits)
- (idiomatic) Easily obtained gains; what can be obtained by readily available means.
- 2004, Sarah James, The Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns Can Change to, page 201:
- Low-hanging fruits are those actions that garner early agreement and that are obtainable in the short run.
- 2007, Nick Johnstone, Environmental Policy and Corporate Behaviour, page 97:
- the low-hanging fruit are picked first
- 2008, Thomas F. Schaller, Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South, page 166:
- But, Florida aside, the low-hanging fruit is not in Dixie.
- 2010, Dany Shukran, Best Practices: On Conducting International Meetings, page 18:
- But, we want to identify, the low-hanging fruit that we can harvest this year.
- “Low-hanging fruit: the history”, by Mark Liberman of Language Log (2022-08-03)