Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something that is easy and presents no difficulties, especially an easily won sports contest; a walkover.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An easy victory; a walkover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an easy victory

Etymologies

walk +‎ away (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The moment you find out, you’re a walkaway from a Pink Floyd song.

    vertigo

  • Cowley is about a five minute walkaway, which is a lively area with a high student population.

    British Blogs

  • In addition, existing disclosures typically failed to make clear in a single place the total amount of "walkaway" pay due a top executive, including severance, pensions, and deferred compensation.

    Geithner Statement on Pay

  • Another entry into the ring: I recently posted for sale another version of the 'walkaway' or 'popover' dress that is an updated mid-1960's version by Anne Adams, #4756.

    Fashion Sewing on A Budget ... and the Walk-Away Dress! - A Dress A Day

  • DaisyLynn: if you goal is to draft the pattern for the "walkaway" dress as a project, then why not make it any way that you wish?

    Quick! Check this out ... - A Dress A Day

  • That's what I plan to do, if I ever get around to making a "walkaway" dress.

    The Mother of All Linktastic Thursdays - A Dress A Day

  • Carl Wiens For instance, you hear a lot of talk about the "walkaway" risk.

    Country Clubs Fight an Exodus

  • Mr. Whatley thought that the Salvation Army was having a kind of walkaway, so he slipped out at the back door of the ranch, put Esau into his own wagon and drove away to town.

    Remarks

  • His secret weapons included "walkaway" clauses or "buy-it-if-you-like-it" deals unlike anything the industry had seen.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • "I don't necessarily think other banks are going to look at widespread principal forgiveness as a solution," said Frank Pallotta, managing partner of Loan Value Group, a New Jersey company that's working with mortgage investors to help cope with the "walkaway" problem.

    Fore, right!

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