One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good.‘the car is faster than a Ferrari, but the cherry on the cake is the price’
- ‘The news that the men and women on board included the first Israeli in space would have been the cherry on the cake.’
- ‘First, he presented me with a new tournament golf bag and then, before my feet touched the ground, he put the cherry on the cake.’
- ‘This one was the cherry on the cake for L: he loved it.’
- ‘Winning a place in Edinburgh's Festival after a 19-year absence seems like the cherry on the cake.’
- ‘It would be the cherry on the cake and a great reward for the players who have been working really hard for the past two years.’
- ‘Competing at Brand's Hatch with the big boys was always the main objective for me and Monaco is going to be the cherry on the cake!’
- ‘The approaching thunderstorm was the cherry on the cake.’
- ‘There's no doubt that the afternoon slot at Radio 1 is like the cherry on the cake for him.’
- ‘Perfect use of lighting, scenography and projections emphasised slick performances by a formidable cast and an evocative musical score was the cherry on the cake.’
- ‘Such gripes, though, are minor, as this is but the cherry on the cake, the cake in question being next year's fifth album proper.’
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