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Piece of cake   /pis əv keɪk/   Listen
Piece of cake

noun
1.
Any undertaking that is easy to do.  Synonyms: breeze, child's play, cinch, duck soup, picnic, pushover, snap, walkover.






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"Piece of cake" Quotes from Famous Books



... always had "ingrowing scruples," as his exasperated mother once said. As a small child he never obeyed the impulse to take a piece of cake without looking around to see if his mother and father approved. He would not play unreservedly, in the whole-hearted impulsive way of children, but always held back in his enjoyment as if he feared that perhaps he was not doing just right. When ...
— The Foundations of Personality • Abraham Myerson

... Freckles knew that he could do was to sing. The Duncans heard him coming a mile up the corduroy and could not believe their senses. Freckles unfastened the box from his belt, and gave Mrs. Duncan and the children all the eatables it contained, except one big piece of cake that he carried to the sweet-loving Duncan. He put the flowers back in the box and set it among his books. He did not say anything, but they understood it was not to ...
— Freckles • Gene Stratton-Porter

... a large piece of cake in one hand and a well-picked chicken wing in the other. "What yuh want?" he inquired lazily, in the tone ...
— The Phantom Herd • B. M. Bower

... she will not soon forget." The father felt prouder of his son than he had ever felt, and there were few present who did not almost wish him their own. Little Charley was asked by Mr.—if he was hungry, on observing him wistfully eyeing a piece of cake. ...
— The Lights and Shadows of Real Life • T.S. Arthur

... small fruits of flour, fashioned in every shape, and fried in butter, she did not fancy these either. She then however pressed Mrs. Hsueeh to have something to eat, but Mrs. Hsueeh merely took a piece of cake, while dowager lady Chia helped herself to a roll; but after tasting a bit, she gave the remaining ...
— Hung Lou Meng, Book II • Cao Xueqin

... the table by Coupeau and was eating a piece of cake, leisurely dipping it into his glass of wine. With the exception of Mme Boche and ...
— L'Assommoir • Emile Zola

... Emmon, as the doctor hid his discomfiture behind a large piece of cake. "You may know a lot about Venus, doc, but you don't know much ...
— The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life • Homer Eon Flint

... a piece of cake coldly. "I don't understand you, Daphne," I said. "When I ask you to show me a little affection, only just what you show others, you tell me I'm young and married men are different. I arrange to be different at considerable personal sacrifice, ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 146., January 14, 1914 • Various



Words linked to "Piece of cake" :   cinch, project, doddle, undertaking, task, labor



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