line of least resistance

line of least resistance
noun
the easiest way
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In marrying him she simply took the path of least resistance

Hypernyms: ↑fashion

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1. : the shortest distance between the center of an underground charge of explosive and the open air
2. : the easiest line of conduct

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line of least resistance
The easiest course of action
• • •
Main Entry:resist

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • line of least resistance — • line of least resistance • the path of least resistance the easiest (though probably not the best) way or course of action (same as to take the easy way out) …   Idioms and examples

  • line of least resistance — or[path of least resistance] {n. phr.} The easiest way; the way that takes least effort. * /In becoming a doctor like his father John had really just followed the line of least resistance./ * /Some parents take the path of least resistance with… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line of least resistance — or[path of least resistance] {n. phr.} The easiest way; the way that takes least effort. * /In becoming a doctor like his father John had really just followed the line of least resistance./ * /Some parents take the path of least resistance with… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line\ of\ least\ resistance — • (the) line of least resistance • (the) path of least resistance n. phr. the easiest way; the way that takes least effort. In becoming a doctor like his father John had really just followed the line of least resistance. Some parents take the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • line of least resistance —    If you opt for the line of least resistance, you choose the easiest way of doing something.     To make sure the children would stay inside, he chose the line of least resistance and rented a film …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • the\ line\ of\ least\ resistance — • (the) line of least resistance • (the) path of least resistance n. phr. the easiest way; the way that takes least effort. In becoming a doctor like his father John had really just followed the line of least resistance. Some parents take the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take/follow the path/line of least resistance — see ↑resistance • • • Main Entry: ↑least take/follow the path/line of least resistance : to choose the easiest way to do something instead of trying to choose the best way She tends to follow the path of least resistance instead of going after… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take/follow the line of least resistance — see ↑resistance • • • Main Entry: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • follow the path/line of least resistance — see ↑resistance • • • Main Entry: ↑follow …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the line of least resistance — to act in the way which will be easiest because you will not have to argue with other people about it. You could always take the line of least resistance and go with the majority vote …   New idioms dictionary

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