low-hanging fruit(redirected from Low Hanging Fruit)
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easiest task; most readily achievable goal
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The thing or things that are the easiest to obtain or achieve in an endeavor: "The low-hanging fruit on the energy front is curbing demand—meaning more energy conservation" (Nicholas D. Kristof).
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1. the fruit that grows low on a tree and is therefore easy to reach
2. a course of action that can be undertaken quickly and easily as part of a wider range of changes or solutions to a problem: first pick the low-hanging fruit.
3. (Commerce) a suitable company to buy as a straightforward investment opportunity
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