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1informal(easy task)to be a cakewalk — ser pan comido informal
- Today the soon-to-be Senate majority leader suggested things won't necessarily be a cakewalk for his own party in the new Senate.
- From here on, international tournaments will not be American All-Star cakewalks.
- But that does not mean that Roberts’ trip to the high bench will be a cakewalk, nor should it be.
- ‘To get established was not easy, it was not a cakewalk for me,’ she admits.
- It's the psychological condition that allowed them and their followers to convince themselves that invading and occupying a large but dysfunctional country would be a cakewalk.
- Although I suspect the match will be a cakewalk, we are going to take it very seriously.
- As tough as it may be to get hired in political science, it's a cakewalk compared to getting a position in, say, English departments.
- It annoys us a bit that some people assumed that after beating Cork this would be a bit of a cakewalk for us, that we'd go up there and beat them well.
- I don't think anybody knows how long it would take, and I don't think anybody should go on the impression that it's going to be easy or a cakewalk or whatever those phrases are that people use.
- ‘I knew from day one of joining the four-month course that passing the exam would be a cakewalk,’ he says, with a twinkle in his eyes.
- My Spanish exam was a cakewalk, I finished in about 20 minutes.
- The fact that the guard was a thin man considerably shorter than Walker made the task seem like a cakewalk.
- But fortunately, for even the most dunderheaded of theatre-goers - your reviewer included - acting in this play should prove a cakewalk.
- I don't think it's going to be a cakewalk for us to stay there.
- And so has this story, this investigation, this scandal, changed the election from what was a cakewalk into now possibly a defeat for the prime minister?
- For his city-dwelling clients, the climb isn't such a cakewalk.
- The First Amendment, we should recall, would be a cakewalk if people expressed themselves within prescribed boundaries of acceptable speech.
- Pardon the mixed metaphor, but as those of us who rode the roller coaster from start to finish know, this isn't, alas, a team that's mastered the art of the cakewalk.
- It was not exactly a cakewalk for the actresses either: ‘There is a lot of Urdu used in the film and we had to work on our diction as well as dance for the songs.’
- Let's just get this part over with, then the rest will be a cakewalk.
2(dance)baile de origen afro-americano, popular a finales de siglo XIX
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