Easy as Pie

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Type: Idioms and Phrases
Originally published on February 14, 2023 and last updated on May 8, 2023

The idiom “easy as pie” is a phrase that means something is very simple or straightforward to do and is an informal phrase common used among native speakers.

Explain the definition and examples below. The go through each of the situations asking the students how difficult they find each situation. First get them to say if they think the situation is "easy as pie", and if not, ask them how difficult the situation is for them. Use follow-up questions to keep the conversation going for each situation.

Definition and Examples

The phrase “easy as pie” is often used to express the ease with which a particular task can be accomplished.

Here are a few examples to illustrate the usage of this idiom:

“Making a pie is easy as pie. All you need are a few basic ingredients and some kitchen tools”.

“The math problem seemed difficult at first, but it turned out to be easy as pie once I read the instructions carefully”.

“Finding parking in this neighbourhood is easy as pie. There are always plenty of spots available.”

In each of these examples, the speaker is using the phrase “easy as pie” to express that the task in question is simple and requires little effort.


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Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.