the icing on the cake Definition in the Cambridge 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 ​situationevenbetter: I was just ​content to ​see my ​daughter in such a ​stablerelationship but a ​grandchild, that really was the icing on the ​cake.
(Definition of the icing on the cake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the icing on the cake”
in Chinese (Simplified) 锦上添花之物…
in Turkish iyileştiren…
in Russian дополнительное удовольствие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錦上添花之物…
in Polish dodatkowa zaleta…
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