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Idiom
more than equal to the task
 
 
Meaning
able to do a job with skill and ease
 
 
Usage
In relation to this job he has set himself, he is more than equal to the task.
 
 
Story
The expression 游刃有余 originates from a story about a butcher in the State of Wei who had renowned ability for butchering cattle. The master butcher had carefully studied the cattle skeleton for three years and as a result he was able to dumbfound his audience with the precise strokes of his cleaver.
 
 
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