Idioms about cake
- to surpass all others, especially in some undesirable quality; be extraordinary or unusual: His arrogance takes the cake.
- to win first prize.
Origin of cake
OTHER WORDS FROM cakecaky, cakey, adjectivenon·cak·ing, adjective, nounun·cake, verb (used with object), un·caked, un·cak·ing.
How to use cake in a sentence
When bakers follow a recipe to make a cake, they end up with cake.
The country had bigger problems, and their wedding cake could wait.
This super simple cake makes an excellent, not-too-sweet afternoon snack and keeps very well.Harness the bright sweetness of oranges in these 7 recipes|Kari Sonde|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
They learned a long time ago they can’t have their cake and eat it too when it comes to openly fighting these platforms while directly funding them.
One can’t offer a cake, a hug, or words of support to people born in the 23rd century.“Are we being good ancestors?” should be the central question of our time|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The way I pick who gets caked is generally by who shows me the most energy and is screaming for it.
Blood and blackened remnants are caked on the bathroom floor.
At the moment they look like dirt-caked kiddie pools, long-drained.
Others were picked up by Border Patrol in the desert this morning, their skin and clothing still caked in dirt and sweat.Private Prisons Rule With Little Oversight on America’s Border|Caitlin Dickson|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rain had fallen heavily overnight and the streets were caked in sludge.Inside a Russian-Occupied Police Station in Ukraine|David Patrikarakos|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cow should be bled, and take a large dose of physic; then wash the udder as in caked bag.
May be healed by rubbing with goose oil, cream, new milk; or make the same applications for it as for caked bag.
Nearer and nearer I approached, until at last my feet rested on the hard caked soil.Animal Ghosts|Elliott O'Donnell
The last was filled with priming, caked like a bit of cinder, by time, moisture and compression.The Deerslayer|James Fenimore Cooper
He looked at it between caked lids and let his eyes rove over and over its rare beauties.Atlantic Narratives|Mary Antin
British Dictionary definitions for cake
Derived forms of cakecakey or caky, adjective
Word Origin for cake
Other Idioms and Phrases with cake
see eat one's cake and have it, too; flat as a pancake; icing on the cake; nutty as a fruitcake; piece of cake; sell like hot cakes; slice of the pie (cake); take the cake.