icing on the cake

noun phrase

: 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.

Examples of icing on the cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, the physical changes were icing on the cake. Sierra Lopez, The Mercury News, 24 May 2024 And to be able to raise money for charity is just icing on the cake. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 The city itself is like a warm hug, her people are icing on the cake. Lisa Cericola, Southern Living, 20 May 2024 And [Al Roker] making an appearance was icing on the cake!! Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 Its relative affordability is just icing on the cake. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 26 Mar. 2024 The endearing patterns are really just icing on the cake. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2024 The fact that new players can claim up to €2,500 is just icing on the cake. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 5 Mar. 2024 The convenient slip-on design is really just icing on the cake. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 29 Feb. 2024

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“Icing on the cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/icing%20on%20the%20cake. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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