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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

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

piece of cake, it's a

It is laughably simple; it’s easily accomplished. This term is supposedly derived from the cakewalk, originally (mid-nineteenth century) an African-American promenading contest in which couples who devised the most intricate or appealing steps won a cake as a prize. Later the phrase came to mean a high-stepping dance with a strutting step, based on the promenade, as well as the music for such dancing. Finally, by the early twentieth century, cakewalk came to be slang for something stylish, pleasurable, and easy to do, and by the late 1930s it had been converted to piece of cake. Both piece of cake and cakewalk were British armed forces slang for an easy mission during World War II, and the former was used as the title for a television drama (1989; 1990 in America) about the Royal Air Force during that conflict. See also easy as pie; duck soup.
See also: of, piece