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there's nothing to it

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase there's nothing to it

Meaning

You can say this if you're encouraging someone to do something, and you want them to think it's easy.

For example

  • "I'm too old to learn how to use a smart phone, love."
    "Come on, Mum. I'll show you what to do. There's nothing to it."

  • "I can't do it, Dad. The ice is too slippery and I keep falling over."
    "It takes a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it there's nothing to it. See?"

Quick Quiz

You might say "There's nothing to it" if you're telling someone

a. when to do something

b. how to do something

c. where to do something

Contributor: Matt Errey