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a piece of cake


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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) easy

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if something is ’a piece of cake’ it means it is very simple. If a task is a piece of cake, it means you found it easy and quick to do.

French translation

c’est facile, c’est du gâteau

How NOT to translate : *un morceau de gâteau

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Examples in context

‘Angela Merkel : EU reform not ‘a piece of cake

‘German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she can work with the UK to reform the European Union but it will not be "a piece of cake ”. Following a Downing Street meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron, she said both countries could bring in laws to restrict benefit tourism, as part of "overall European cooperation". Mr Cameron said changes to the EU were "possible, achievable and doable".

BBC News, 27 Feb. 2014

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‘The sad tale of James IV’s body’

‘Scotland’s King James IV was killed at the Battle of Flodden 500 years ago. But what became of his body after the massacre ? Earlier this year, the discovery of the body of Richard III, killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, beneath a car park in Leicester was front-page news. The obvious implication, that finding long lost kings was a piece of cake, has led to me being repeatedly asked if I am going to look for the body of James IV.’

BBC News 9th Sep. 2013

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Everyday usage

That exam was a piece of cake, I had finished after 30 minutes.

How was your presentation ? After my training, I found it a piece of cake. Bring on the next one !

b) delicious

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c) heavy

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