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icing on the cake

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Definition


When something good happens on top of another fortunate incident.

Context : Education
Category: Metaphor
Semantic: bonus, extra

Usage of “icing on the cake”

  1. Getting a sign on bonus with the job offer was icing on the cake.

  2. Meeting the rock star after the concert was icing on the cake.

Examples of idiom “icing on the cake” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'snowinthesummer'
    snowinthesummer:

    Hope the Predators lose to Phx ... that would be icing on the cake tonight! #RedWings

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'CynthiaCWillis'
    CynthiaCWillis:

    RT @Buffyandrews: Write the best damn book you can write. The real joy is in the writing. Everything else is icing on the cake. #yalitchat

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'mymclife'
    mymclife:

    Stalock already holds the AHL record for wins by a rookie goalie. It's just icing on the cake at this point.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'c00ki3_1120'
    c00ki3_1120:

    Great day. Some dark chocolate would be the icing on the cake!!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'EricaLava'
    EricaLava:

    Feeling the plyometrics! That was good. And the ab riper x was the icing on the cake!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ketelsen'
    ketelsen:

    I think a linkedin recommendation is just icing on the cake. not always needed #lavacamp