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piece of cake

Fig. something easy to do. No problem. When you know what you're doing, it's a piece of cake. Glad to help. It was a piece of cake. Rescuing frightened cats is my specialty. Piece of cake!
See also: cake, of, piece

piece of cake

Something easily accomplished, as in I had no trouble finding your house-a piece of cake. This expression originated in the Royal Air Force in the late 1930s for an easy mission, and the precise reference is as mysterious as that of the simile easy as pie. Possibly it evokes the easy accomplishment of swallowing a slice of sweet dessert.
See also: cake, of, piece

piece of cake

1. n. something easy to do. No problem. When you know what you’re doing, it’s a piece of cake.
2. exclam. It’s a piece of cake!; It’s easy! (Usually Piece of cake!) Rescuing drowning cats is my specialty. Piece of cake!
See also: cake, of, piece

piece of cake

Informal Something very easy to do.
See also: cake, of, piece
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Reveley said: 'I think we will run Robbo definitely, but I am still waiting for the owners coming back to me on A Piece Of Cake.
Mrs Jones, a friend of Councillor Salway, was one of the lucky hundred shoppers to get a piece of cake.
The former ran out a 28-length winner of the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase - in which Alan Dempsey injured his right hand when falling from A Piece Of Cake - and is among the runners for today's Rowland Meyrick Chase on the same course.
This is a very special piece of cake especially made in 1871 for the wedding of Princess Louise, daughter to Princess Victoria, and the Marquis of Lorne.
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MARY REVELEY, who has drawn a blank at this meeting only twice since 1990, made her presence felt again with a 15-1 double, courtesy of Colourful Life and A Piece Of Cake, both given cracking rides by Alan Dempsey.
Calling installation "a piece of cake," reviewers pointed to the product's consistent and reliable automation capabilities as a significant productivity benefit to home users and small businesses, while its superior detection and repair abilities ensured continuous protection against malicious code regardless of entry point.
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So many of the kids, when they get to college, say college is a piece of cake after studying for Academic Decathlon,'' he said.
Mary Reveley's Robbo, who is accompanied by stablemate A Piece Of Cake, comes here fit from the Flat, having won at Pontefract 26 days ago, but Bindaree makes his reappearance ahead of a possible tilt at the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup.
1 come with a graphical user interface (GUI) that makes installation, configuration and administration a piece of cake," says Martin Erzberger, Director of Engineering, Additional features include an administrative API, JDBC interface for Oracle databases, hierarchical topics, optimization of web enabled HTTP Tunneling and SSL and much more.