line of least resistance


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the easiest way

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So our myopically challenged councillors (under loose government directives) choose what they see as the line of least resistance, advocating building on what should be sacrosanct Greenbelt.
In a Commons speech in October 1938, as other MPs congratulated Chamberlain in signing the Munich Agreement and apparently averting war with Germany, Churchill condemned "five years of futile good intention, five years of eager search for the line of least resistance, five years of uninterrupted retreat of British power, five years of neglect of our air defences."
It is said he has sat and gorged himself at the creaking table of power without influencing anything of note other than his waistband, while employing strategies taking the line of least resistance with a mixture of much-jumbled soundbites and syntax.
The commercial line of least resistance is to maintain .com status, but, we're nothing without an identity and .wales is a good first step."
We have taken the hard road, not the line of least resistance," Mr Miliband said when confronted with criticisms of his 15-month tenure.
They have too often taken the line of least resistance and run scared of our critics, rather than arguing our corner and seeking to educate the general public about the practical realities of racing.
Until now you've taken the line of least resistance but understandably you don't want to be forced into anything.
"In hindsight, it has always been proven true that it was important and right for the Frankfurt Book Fair to provide a driving force and not to take the line of least resistance," the fair's spokesman Thomas Minkus said.Aa
However, this "ingenious" idea was voiced by a government official and unfortunately the government and the justice minister following again the line of least resistance did not nothing to distance themselves from this unseen folly.
To Greece's rulers, the line of least resistance is often to do nothing, turning a blind eye to police corruption, or letting public servants pad out their salaries by taking money on the side.
To say that Jefferson "offered 'the line of least resistance'" to new forces does not reflect how the Jeffersonians drove change, nor how Adams may have thought they did.
There is nothing in the world quite so comforting to our FC as sliding down the line of least resistance into the welcoming arms of the soft option.
No amount of explanation can make them comprehend that we are moving along the line of least resistance; that it is easier for us to go down to the sea in a small ship than to remain on dry land."
'Putting 1p on employers' and employees' contributions would probably be the line of least resistance.'