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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
a) the house was very quiet b) it was filled with nuts c) it was so easy to do

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Contributor: Josef Essberger