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I'd be greatly appreciative of a cleverly devised idiom/phrase that depicts the following concept:

Results without work/effort.

...and/or...

My Work/Effort; Your Result.

Any idioms/phrases you can recount or conceive would be of use.


Contextual Edit:

The idiom/phrase should be in the context of service offering/hiring or task delegation, not free-loading as most answers thus far have understandably assumed. E.g.

[You hire me for] My Work/Effort; [My work/effort produces] Your Result.

  • Does your second sentence (My Work/Effort; Your Result.)mean -"You are enjoying the results of my work?" – BiscuitBoy Dec 17 '15 at 7:01
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    I can't think about any idiom that portrays what you want. As far as "My Efforts; Your Results" is concerned, how about using "My sheep, your wool". Disclaimer: I have never seen it being used anywhere. – Ashish Singh Dec 17 '15 at 7:06
  • @BiscuitBoy It can. It's more in the context of service than free-loading. – Clarus Dignus Dec 17 '15 at 8:23
  • @AshishSingh That's worthy of being added as an answer rather than bashfully obscuring it in the comments. – Clarus Dignus Dec 17 '15 at 8:25
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    Sorry, but I think your question is unclear. – user66974 Dec 17 '15 at 10:21
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Based on your clarifications, how about "we'll take care of everything"?

Even if you think you could do a good job at decorating your home, you might not have a lot of time to do it. In this case, a professional can take care of everything. Everything will be done quicker and you’ll be less stressed.

(www.homedit.com)

  • It's not wrong and the answer does correctly intuit what I'm asking. Thanks for being patient enough to fathom a valid response. – Clarus Dignus Dec 17 '15 at 11:00
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    No problem. I'll edit the answer if I come up with more alternatives. – A.P. Dec 17 '15 at 11:06
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Idioms for

Results without work/effort

(1) Fall Into One's Lap:

(Of something desirable) be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort being made on their part

(2) Free Ride:

Someone who gets a free ride- benefits from a collective activity without participating in it.

  • That is the most appropriate, I think! – Jony Agarwal Dec 17 '15 at 8:25
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    Please see edit. – Clarus Dignus Dec 17 '15 at 10:09
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Consider, All [that] you have to do is ask

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An expression commonly used in this context is...

He had never had to work or fight for position in society, it was simply handed to him on a plate for being born
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Lying would be the simplest option given that the excuse had been handed to him on a plate
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Alex has just had the easy life handed to him on a plate
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The opportunity was handed to him on a plate
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hand (one) (something) on a plate (TheFreeDictionary)
To give or relinquish something to one very easily, without them having to work very hard to get or achieve it.
(often used in passive past tense constructions)

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