Make Short Work Of Meaning

(transitive, idiomatic) To deal with or overcome (someone or something) quickly and without difficulty.

Example:   A good electric screwdriver will make short work of the disassembly process.
1897, Maynard Barbour, The Award of Justice, ch. 26:
  "There was desperate characters here, but the vigilantes made short work of 'em."
1914, James Joyce, "Counterparts" in Dubliners:
  "You impertinent ruffian! You impertinent ruffian! I'll make short work of you!"