a piece of cake

Idiom

A piece of cake

Definition

An expression used to describe a task, job, or situation that is easy or simple to do.

Examples

This math problem is a piece of cake.

The exam was a piece of cake.

Origin

This expression was first recorded in the United States in the early 1900s. It may have originated from the idea that something that is easily accomplished can be done with the same ease as slicing a piece of cake.

FAQs

What does ‘a piece of cake’ mean?

It means something that is easy to do or accomplish.

Where did the phrase originate from?

The phrase was first recorded in the United States in the early 1900s and may have originated from the idea that something that is easily accomplished can be done with the same ease as slicing a piece of cake.