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Very ——‘using the camera was as easy as pie’
- ‘He was as nice as pie on the door too - always polite.’
- ‘Once the necessary precautions have been taken, things are as easy as pie.’
- ‘But some quite rightly pointed out that converting music to MP3 used to be a tortuous process whereas now it's easy as pie.’
- ‘You can take someone out and they're nice as pie.’
- ‘‘Easy as pie,’ she remarked, walking through the doors and towards the main area of the club.’
- ‘So many other countries have a system in place already to make it easy as pie to recycle just about anything that can be recycled.’
- ‘She was always shooting remarks and being blunt, but yet she was so sweet as pie.’
- ‘One minute she could be sweet as pie, and the next she could be throwing dishes at me.’
- ‘Rebooting a server is easy as pie, you power it down and then power it back up again, then reboot all the machines that were connected to it.’
- ‘Armed with the necessary knowledge and just a few decisions to make, mounting your own stamps can be easy as pie.’
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