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English definition of “cakewalk”


noun [S]     /ˈkeik.wɔːk/ US  /-wɑːk/ US informal
something that is very easy to achieve : The Superbowl was a cakewalk for the Forty-Niners.Easiness and simplicity
(Definition of cakewalk noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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