Piece of Cake

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Piece of Cake’

When something is a piece of cake, it is very easy to accomplish. 1Ayto, John.  Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

See similar idiom Easy as Pie

Examples Of Use

“Are you sure you can fix my car?” asked Joyce. “Piece of cake,” said Derick.

“How was jury duty? asked Sam. “It was a piece of cake. We just sat there watching movies all day.”

“I thought working from home would be a piece of cake, but it seems to take up all of my time.”

Piece of cake idiom meaning

Origin

This idiom originated in the Royal Air Force during the 193Os, where it referred to easy missions. The precise allusion, though, is a mystery. Perhaps the expression simply refers to how easy cake is to eat.

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Sources   [ + ]

1. Ayto, John.  Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.
2. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.