A piece of cake – what’s the meaning?

Hello again, Studycat here, to explain another common English idiom, ‘a piece of cake’

I’m back after a short holiday, this time I went to Catalonia. It was lovely but I didn’t see that many cats though. Ah well,  never mind, I’m here to tell you about an idiom I learnt over there, all about cake. Yes, cake is something that humans love to eat. Cake is quite nice but I still prefer fish. I wonder if they make fish cakes, I’ll try to find out. Anyway, this idiom has another meaning. If someone says ‘it’s a piece of cake’, it usually doesn’t mean that they’re pointing some cake. Instead, they mean that the thing is something that is easy to do.

A piece of cake explained

This idiom started in the U.S.A. A human called Ogden Nash first used it in a poem that he wrote, called ‘Primrose Path’.

It’s kind of a strange way to use the language, because I find that making a cake isn’t an easy thing to do. You always get eggs and flour all over your fur and have to spend hours licking it off. Perhaps they’re talking about eating it instead – that’s much easier! Eating a cake is really easy and quite fun too (although I used to do it a lot, but I’ve cut down since). Do you think that learning languages is easy? I’m not sure that it is, but it’s definitely easier if you use the right method. If you’re interested in seeing what I use, you can check out the apps that I made here.

See you guys soon, and thanks for reading. It’s been fun. Remember, I’m Studycat, and you can find out more about me at studycat.com