8 cake idioms that will help you sound like a native

Learning some English idioms is strongly recommended as this really helps to give the impression of fluency and superior language skills. Here are some handy cake related idioms which can be used in a wide range of business and social situations. We hope you find them helpful. 

1. A piece of cake
Meaning: To be easy. 
Example: No problem, it should be a piece of cake. 

2. A share/slice of the cake 
Meaning: A portion of the money or profits that are being shared by everyone involved in generating them. 
Example: Winning the account was a team effort and all the team members should get a slice of the cake. 

3. Cakewalk 
Meaning: To be easy or effortless to achieve. 
Example: This competition should be a cakewalk. We’re bound to win. 

4. To go/sell like hot cakes
Meaning: Easy to sell. 
Example: Our recently launched products are selling like hot cakes. 

5. To have your/one’s cake and eat it 
Meaning: More easily understood as “You can't have your cake and eat it too” i.e. Used for expressing the impossibility of having something both ways, if those two ways conflict. 
Example: The huge challenges that Brexit negotiations have presented have been a clear lesson to supporters of the leave campaign that you can’t have your cake and eat it. 

6. Nutty as a fruitcake 
Meaning: Insane or completely mad. 
Example: I wouldn’t employ him because he’s nutty as a fruitcake. 

7. That takes the cake/biscuit! 
Meaning: An outrageous example of something bad. Alternatively: That is too much; That does it! 
Example: Stealing your own child's Halloween sweets really takes the cake! 

8. The cherry/icing on the cake 
Meaning: Something that makes a good situation even better i.e. An attractive but inessential addition or enhancement. 
Example: I was delighted to be promoted but to get a company car too was just the icing on the cake. 

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