“It’s the cherry on the cake!”
“It’s the icing on the cake!”
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Explanation / Comment
This idiom refers to the finishing touch of a cherry on top of a cake that gives it the perfect decoration.
Use this expression when a detail puts the finishing touch to a situation or a project.
It can also be used in an ironic tone, meaning in this case that one last detail completely deteriorates a situation that was already going badly.
🇫🇷 “En plus de gagner le tournoi de Wimbledon, Andy Murray se qualifie pour le Masters. C’est la cerise sur le gâteau !”
🇬🇧 “In addition to winning the Wimbledon tournament, Andy Murray qualifies for the Masters. It’s the icing on the cake!“