The icing on the cake 錦上添花

更新時間 2013年 9月 10日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間10:30
Brides in a cake eating competition, NY

Contestants take part in a cake eating competition in New York City. Photo: Andrew H Walker/ Getty Images

今日小常識

The traditional fruit cake served at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding reception to 300 people was made up of 17 individual cakes, eight tiers high, and it was decorated with around 900 sugar-paste flowers.

在威廉王子和凱特婚禮招待會上用來招待300名嘉賓的傳統糖衣水果蛋糕由17個單獨的蛋糕組成,八層高,並有900多個白糖花朵做裝飾。

今日短語

短語 the icing on the cake 「蛋糕上的糖衣」的意思是使一件原本己經很好的事物變得更好,錦上添花。

例句

It is great to see my team in the final. And now I've got tickets to watch the match in the stadium - this is the icing on the cake!

Mary's salary will double with her promotion. All the foreign travel and luxury hotels she'll be staying in are the icing on the cake.

請注意

我們用短語 a piece of cake 「一塊蛋糕」來形容易如反掌的、輕鬆的事,正如漢語裏說的「小菜一碟」。

I am very good at Maths. The final exam will be a piece of cake.

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