icing on the cake

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of icing on the cake

:something extra that makes a good thing even better
  • The concert itself was great, and getting to meet the band afterward was (the) icing on the cake.

Word by Word Definitions

icing play
  1. : a sweet flavored usually creamy mixture used to coat baked goods (such as cupcakes) —called also frosting

  2. : something that adds to the interest, value, or appeal of an item or event

  1. : an illegal act by an ice hockey player of shooting a puck from within the defensive zone or defensive half of the rink beyond the opponents' goal line but not into the goal

cake play
  1. : a breadlike food made from a dough or batter that is usually fried or baked in small flat shapes and is often unleavened

  2. : a sweet baked food made from a dough or thick batter usually containing flour and sugar and often shortening, eggs, and a raising agent (such as baking powder)

  3. : a flattened usually round mass of food that is baked or fried

  1. : encrust

  2. : to fill (a space) with a packed mass

  3. : to form or harden into a mass


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