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- n. Used other than as an idiom: see piece, cake.
- n. A job, task or other activity that is pleasant – or, by extension, easy or simple.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any undertaking that is easy to do
That was a piece of cake next to guns and gangs and sexually transmitted diseases, not to mention the things parents had to be concerned about: pedophiles on the Web, designer drugs like ecstasy, school shootings, anorexia, bulimia, self-mutilation, the ozone layer, superbacteria.
She refused a drink, but jumped at the proposal of a cup of tea and a piece of cake before the fire; I poured myself out a whisky and put on a few records on the gramophone to allow her to keep quiet.
But just in time for a little popsy, and if she was wide-eyed enough to believe she could make it in the movies, it ought to be a piece of cake getting her up to my room.
At this point his ’phone call came through and Sergeant Hobbs took us back to the drawing-room, where old Mrs. Seabrook gave us a piece of cake and got Christina to pick up a stitch in her knitting because she herself could not see it very well.
When Siv returned, she quite often would find some tomatoes or fruit, a bar of homemade olive soap, or a piece of cake on the kitchen table, gifts the women of the village had brought for Nonna Anna.
IN THE YEAR after my encounter with the stalking black bear in the Grand Tetons, I selected three climbing projects that would come to occupy my entire recreational focus: I would climb all of the Colorado fourteeners; I would climb all of them solo in winter something that had never been done before; and I would ascend to the highest point in every state in the U.S. In late June 1997, I started my job at Intel, which seemed like a piece of cake compared to being hunted by a winter-thin bear.