child’s game—said of a person’s behavior more appropriate for a child:
- He knew it was just a child’s game—to stare at someone and not look away first.
Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase easy game—(also: fair game) a suitable object for ridicule; a person easily persuaded or taken advantage of:
- So I disguised myself and came back and studied you. You were easy game.
child’s play—said of smth. very easily done or of very little importance:
- The work of reformation is child’s play to that of making your friends believe you have reformed.