Definition of “the icing on the cake” - English Dictionary

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“the icing on the cake” in British English

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the icing on the cake

something that makes a good situation even better:

I was just content to see my daughter in such a stable relationship but a grandchild, that really was the icing on the cake.

(Definition of “the icing on the cake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“icing on the cake” in American English

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icing on the cake

an unexpected additional good thing:

He was delighted to have his story published – getting paid for it was just icing on the cake.

(Definition of “icing on the cake” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)