icing on the cake
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- (idiomatic) Something that intensifies the appreciation of something already good (or bad in an ironic sense depending on the context).
- We went out for dinner and dancing and the icing on the cake was when my boyfriend proposed to me as we danced.
- 2013, Alison Kent, The Icing on the Cake, Hachette UK, →ISBN:
- “I'm happy right now. I don't need to test-drive a bunch of lemons to get me there. But happily ever after? That's a trip worth taking. The pièce de résistance. The crème de la crème. The—” “The icing on the cake,” Dana said. Michelle raised her glass in a toast. “Exactly.”
something that intensifies the appreciation of something else