a piece of cake


Idiom Definition

"a piece of cake"

something that is easy to do;

a simple task that is easily accomplished

Idiom Definition - a piece of cake

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a piece of cake

Walter and Dennis are students in high school. They are talking about a recent Math exam they took...

Walter:  "What did you think about that Math exam, Dennis?"

Dennis:  "I think it was pretty easy."

Walter:  "Ya, it only took me fifteen minutes to finish."

Dennis:  "Me too.  I was finished in no time."

Walter:  "The exam sure could have been a lot more difficult."

Dennis:  "True enough but it was a piece of cake."


Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a piece of cake

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Did you get your new TV set up OK last night?

Friend 2:  You know, when I first started I thought it was going to be really difficult. The manual looked really complicated.

Friend 1:  But it was easy?

Friend 2:  It was a piece of cake.



a piece of cake - Usage:

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a piece of cake - Gerund Form:

Being a piece of cake, the exam was very easy.

a piece of cake - Examples:

1) The project is a piece of cake.  It can be finished in five minutes.

2) The project has been a piece of cake so far.

3) The job was a piece of cake.  It was easy to sweep the floor.

4) The job had been a piece of cake until the broom broke.

5) The trip will be a piece of cake.  We can take the freeway all the way there.

6) I went out to look for terror cells in California and found them, piece of cake.

7) This is going to be a piece of cake.

8) It's a piece of cake to move a scene from one place to another.

9) It should have been a piece of cake.

10) It's a muscle memory at this point and it is a piece of cake.

11) It makes one think that it's all a piece of cake, and everything will be fine.

12) You will get into your routine and this mothering thing will be a piece of cake in no time.

13) My recovery from my C-section was a piece of cake and that is not common but such easy recoveries do exist.

14) Installing WordPress and upgrading from previous versions and other software is a piece of cake.

15) Oil changes are a piece of cake as long as they put the filter in an easy to get to spot.

16) I'm not going to sugar-coat it and say that it's a piece of cake.

17) My life has not been a piece of cake.

18) The problem, seems a piece of cake, is to prevent the undercover agents to be identified.

19) It would have been a piece of cake getting him elected.

20)  With the proper equipment and knowledge it is a piece of cake to make delicious and beautiful cakes and treats for all your special occasions.