gâteau sous la cerise

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, “the cake under the cherry”, by inverting the order of the common idiom cerise sur le gâteau, which means the same as the English idiom cherry on the cake.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡa.to su la s(ə).ʁiz/, /ɡɑ.to su la s(ə).ʁiz/
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NounEdit

gâteau sous la cerise m (plural not attested)

  1. (usually humorous) a substantial benefit in addition to something that is good
  2. a solid underpinning of a more obvious benefit