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cherry on the cake
I would like to know if there is an idiom for "cherry on the cake". I found out in dictionary that it might be "piece de resistance". Is it correct? It doesn't sound like english .
Last edited by closed; 24-Dec-2010 at 20:27.
Re: cherry on the cake
'Piece de resistance' is of course French not English, but it is a perfectly acceptable idiom in English speech or writing. English is in any case a mongrel language and has readily and usefully accepted words and phrases from other languages and cultures. Arguably that's why it's so rich.
not a teacher
Re: not a teacher
Vidor has given you the usual version of the expression:
Originally Posted by Vidor
(The Free Dictionary)
'icing on the cake'
something good that is added to another good thing. 'He was delighted to have his story published – getting paid for it was just icing on the cake'.
Another good thing added to those ('...it went on to sell a million copies') is the cherry on the icing on the cake.
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