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Difference between Child’s game and Child’s play

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.