a piece of cake


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piece of cake

A very easy task or accomplishment. I thought I was going to fail the test, but it turned out to be a piece of cake!
See also: cake, of, piece

a piece of cake

COMMON If something is a piece of cake, it is very easy to do. If it's quiet, the job's a piece of cake. Her family have 11 children, so looking after 4 will be a piece of cake for her.
See also: cake, of, piece

a piece of cake

something easily achieved. informal
See also: cake, of, piece

a piece of ˈcake

(informal) (British English also a piece of ˈpiss taboo, slang) (of a task, etc.) very easy to do: After climbing mountains in the Swiss Alps, going up English hills is a piece of cake.Taking photos should be a piece of cake with the new camera I’ve got. OPPOSITE: a tall order
See also: cake, of, piece
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Perhaps when he came inside to warm himself by the fireplace, there waiting for him was a piece of cake surrounded by orange slice candy.
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A spokesman said: "What better reward for climbing this famous local landmark than indulging in a delicious piece of home-made cake and a refreshing drink while taking in the spectacular views?" A drink and a piece of cake will cost about PS2.50 with all money raised going towards conservation work at Roseberry Topping.
Of five patients who ate at least one piece ([dagger]) of cake, onset of illness was a median of 16 hours after exposure; of five patients who ate half a piece of cake or less, median onset of illness was 48 hours after exposure (r = -0.56, p=0.09, Pearson product-moment).
Mrs Jones, a friend of Councillor Salway, was one of the lucky hundred shoppers to get a piece of cake.
Secondly, there are no challenges, only actions and it's just a piece of cake."