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    a piece of cake

    Hi everyone,

    is the use of the idiom a piece of cake correct in the following sentence:

    I cried and cried and cried, till I reached a moment when I decided I MUST Ė no choice - promise myself to stop whining, grow up, deal with it, and fight forward. Itís not a piece of cake, itís a life, my life. However, itís a new one now.

    Thank you.

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    Re: a piece of cake

    It might possibly be more commonly said for the second sentence. "Life is not a piece of cake; but this is my life - and a new one for me now." (or something like that).

    Usually "a piece of cake" is a modifier of a specific kind of noun - like, my job is a piece of cake; or her life is a piece of cake; or their work is a piece of cake - denoting something is easy. A similar phrase is "easy as pie" ...

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    Re: a piece of cake

    Something is a piece of cake.

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