May 31, 2019
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A Piece of Cake – Meaning with Examples

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Meaning:

a task which is very easy

something which can be done easily

effortlessly done

simple and straightforward task

Origin:

It is believed that back the days of slavery in 1870s, the slave owners organized a celebration where black slaves would dance. The most elegant couple or team would receive a piece of cake as an award. The black slaves imitated and mocked the gestures of the owners, which the owners failed to understand. Thus, a piece of cake that was awarded came to be known as something which was easy to obtain.

Examples:

Don’t worry, you have all the skills, this interview will be a piece of cake for you.

I thought the exam will be difficult, but it was a piece of cake.

Cooking is not a piece of cake as I thought it was.

Rephrase the below sentences using the idiom a piece of cake:

The written test will be easy if you prepare well.

If you go to the field without practicing, then winning will be difficult.

Cutting hair will be an easy task for a barber, but not for you.

Synonymous Idioms:

Cakewalk

Don’t worry, you have all the skills, this interview will be a cakewalk for you.

I thought the exam will be difficult, but it was a cakewalk.

Cooking is not a cakewalk as I thought it was.

Walk in the park

Don’t worry, you have all the skills, this interview will be a walk in the park for you.

I thought the exam will be difficult, but it was a walk in the park.

Cooking is not a walk in the park as I thought it was.

Child’s play

Don’t worry, you have all the skills, this interview will be a child’s play for you.

I thought the exam will be difficult, but it was a child’s play.

Cooking is not a child’s play as I thought it was.

As easy as pie

Don’t worry, you have all the skills, this interview will be as easy as pie for you.

I thought the exam will be difficult, but it was as easy as pie.

Cooking is not as easy as pie as I thought it was.

Like shooting fish in barrel

Don’t worry, you have all the skills, this interview will be like shooting fish in a barrel for you.

I thought the exam will be difficult, but it was like shooting fish in a barrel.

Cooking is not like shooting fish in a barrel as I thought it was.

Antonymous Idioms:

No picnic

This interview will be no picnic.

This exam will be no picnic if you do not prepare well.

Cooking is no picnic as I thought it was.

Hard nut to crack

This interview is going to be a hard nut to crack.

This exam will be a hard nut to crack if you do not prepare well .

Cooking is a hard nut to crack not as easy as I thought it was.

Tough row to hoe

This interview will be a tough row to hoe.

This exam will be a tough row to hoe if you do not prepare well.

Cooking is a tough row to hoe not as easy as I thought it was.

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