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Icing on the Cake

Icing on the cake is an English idiom that refers to something that makes something good even better. Look at the following sentences to see how this phrase is used:

Meeting Tom Jones in Las Vegas was the icing on the cake of a phenomenal holiday.
Fred loved his job and his co-workers. Earning good money was the icing on the cake.
Lillian loved learning English prepositions. Learning more about
in and at, however, was the icing on the cake.

The piece of cake in the picture below has a thick layer of icing on top. The icing probably (hopefully!) makes the cake taste better. Thus, you can see why the expression
icing on the cake refers to something that makes something good even better. Can you talk about your job, your English class or your life, in general, using the English idiom icing on the cake?

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