It's a piece a cake

     

Meaning

very easy tasksomething easily donevery simple workeffortlessly prepared or donesimple job that can straightforwardly be accomplished

Example Sentences

Don’t worry, Sophie – this job interview will be a piece of cake for you – you have all the skills they need and I think you’re absolutely the best candidate.They said the test would be difficult, but it was a piece of cake – I’ll pass with no problem at all.Don’t think that this term’s work will be a piece of cake – you’ll have khổng lồ study hard khổng lồ get good grades.Some parts of cooking are really difficult, but I found that making spaghetti Bolognese is a piece of cake.Giving Maria a make-over was a piece of cake, because she’s so naturally beautiful.I’ll have to lớn work really hard for the theory part of the exam, but the practical part will be a piece of cake, because I’ve been practicing for so long.

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Origin

It is believed that this phrase was invented in the 1870s during slavery in the southern states of America. As part of a dance or celebration organised by slave owners, đen slaves would compete in ‘cake walks’, performing a dance which imitated & subtely mocked the elaborate & ostentatious gestures of the trắng slave owners. The most elegant couple/team would be given a cake as an award.

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It seems that the trắng slave owners didn’t understand that they were being mocked in these elaborate ‘cake walk’ dances, & took great delight in watching ‘their slaves’ emulating their ‘refined’ behavior. The piece of cake that was awarded as the prize khổng lồ the best couple/team, came lớn be known among the blacks as something very easy khổng lồ obtain. (A sort of underhand & hidden insult lớn unknowing white ruling class.)

Synonyms

a snapa walk in the park

Cake, Easy, Food, Work

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I have group discussion tomorrow’s, my mam gave home work. I don’t know what is the meaning of this idiom “a piece of cake.”

- Bala September 14, 2021


Your definition about anything invented in the 1870s during slavery in the southern states of America loses a bit of credibility when one considers that the Civil war ended in 1865 và slavery had been pretty much abolished by the Emancipation proclamation in 1863.

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As to the cakewalk part of your definition, that is somewhat more credible as a cakewalk as originally established was a contest in which pretty much anyone who wanted khổng lồ keep playing won something eventually.