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Idioms

a piece of cake

This page is about the idiom a piece of cake

British English

Meaning

If you say that something is a piece of cake, you mean that it is extremely easy.

For example

  • I finished my exam 30 minutes early. It was a piece of cake!

  • Compared to learning Japanese, learning Indonesian was a piece of cake. It's a much simpler language.

Variety

This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Her homework was a piece of cake because

a. the house was very quiet

b. it was filled with nuts

c. it was so easy to do

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