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cakewalk

noun cake·walk \ˈkāk-ˌwk\

: an easy contest to win

: an easy task

Full Definition of CAKEWALK

1
:  a black American entertainment having a cake as prize for the most accomplished steps and figures in walking
2
:  a stage dance developed from walking steps and figures typically involving a high prance with backward tilt
3
a :  a one-sided contest
b :  an easy task
cakewalk intransitive verb
cake·walk·er noun

Examples of CAKEWALK

  1. She expected the election to be a cakewalk.
  2. Reducing the state budget is not going to be a cakewalk.

First Known Use of CAKEWALK

1874

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