What does the expression “duck soup” mean and Where does the term “duck soup” come from?

The expression “duck soup” means: Extremely easy; easy as rolling off a log; hence, a cinch.

American slang of some twenty-five years’ standing.

Probably derived from “a sitting duck,” namely one resting on the water, thus easily shot by a hunter; hence, figuratively, an easy mark, any person who lays himself wide open to ridicule or any form of attack.

what does the expression duck soup mean and where does the term duck soup come from

Thus, to some persons, the solution of a cross-word puzzle or the putting together of a jigsaw puzzle is duck soup.

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