Why do people say well that’s just icing on the cake when no cake is involved?
- deniseLv 71 month ago
Its just a saying, It means that something is 'extra' nice.
- JohnLv 71 month ago
The cake is the main event. The icing is the finishing touch.
- mrh-slosLv 71 month ago
It is just a figure of speech
- oil field trashLv 71 month ago
How do you know there is no cake? I know there was one last night when I had a slice.
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- GuberLv 51 month ago
Simple - if you got cake, you gotta have icing!
- 1 month ago
It's an expression used, either as a positive or negative, when something is given that little push, a little extra, a little good thing or bad thing to make it better/worse.
Good way- Mary not only got a call back for a job, but she also got asked out on a date, and the icing on the cake was that her cold was officially over!
Bad way- Mary got fired, got evicted, and the icing on the cake was getting dumped, all in the same day.