icing on the cake

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icing on the cake

  1. (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.”