The diversity of the English language means that it can be easily adapted to formal and informal conversations. Easy peasy lemon squeezy is a phrase that can be used in an informal conversation and one that every native English speaker will recognize. The phrase is most commonly used by children, but it is also often used by adults.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Meaning
What Does it Mean?
“Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy” is a playful rhyme used in casual conversation to indicate that something will be extremely simple to do.
Origin of the Phrase
The presumed origin of easy peasy lemon squeezy is a 1950s advertisement for a British washing-up liquid called Sqezy. The company used the slogan it’s easy with Sqezy’ in 1957, which could have evolved into people using easy peasy lemon squeezy’ because the washing-up liquid was a lemon-scented product that you had to squeeze to use. In 1965, the slogan for the Sqezy brand was recorded in the AdSlogans database as easy peasy lemon Sqezy’, though no known advertisements by Sqezy ever included that phrase.
The colloquial phrase easy peasy’ is thought to have originated in 1966, so it could also be that easy peasy lemon squeezy’ was the result of people naturally extending the phrase to include more of a rhyme.
Other Similar Phrases
The American equivalent to easy peasy lemon squeezy is easy as pie.
Below is a list of other similar phrases:
- Child’s play
- Easy as ABC
- Like riding a bike
- It’s not rocket science
- Piece of cake
- Like taking candy from a baby
- Bob’s your uncle
- As easy as can be
- It was a doddle
- Dead simple
- It was nothing
- No sweat
- As easy as shelling peas
When to Use “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy”
It is best not to use easy peasy lemon squeezy’ in a formal or professional conversation because it is a casual phrase with more everyday use. As it is an informal and playful saying, we most commonly use easy peasy lemon squeezy’ with friends and family members. You can use it if you are going to complete a task or activity, or if you have already completed a task or activity and want to tell people that you found it really easy. It also makes a simple answer and recognizable answer to a question asked about a task or activity that you have done or will be doing soon.
Examples of How to Use “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy”
Easy peasy lemon squeezy’ is a multifunctional phrase because it can be used as an adjective, an adverb and an interjection, depending on what you are saying.
Below are a few examples of each:
As an Adjective
- Completing that exam was easy peasy lemon squeezy.
- That hike was easy peasy lemon squeezy.
- I can show you an easy peasy lemon squeezy way to fix your car.
As an Adverb
- I baked that cake easy peasy lemon squeezy.
- He won the race easy peasy lemon squeezy.
- She answered the question easy peasy lemon squeezy.
As an Interjection
- See, I told you! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
- Eat that entire cake at once? Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
- Ta-da! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.