5 english phrases for saying something is easy

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 sầu all the skills they need & I think you’re absolutely the best candidate.They said the thử nghiệm 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 sầu lớn study hard to 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 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 sầu owners, black slaves would compete in ‘cake walks’, performing a dance which imitated & subtely mocked the elaborate & ostentatious gestures of the trắng slave sầu owners. The most elegant couple/team would be given a cake as an award.

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

Synonyms

a snapa walk in the park

Cake, Easy, Food, Work

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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 & slavery had been pretty much abolished by the Emancipation proclamation in 1863.

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