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the icing (North American also frosting) on the cake

Definition of the icing North American also frosting on the cake in English:

An attractive but inessential addition or enhancement: more goals would have been the icing on the cake
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  • As just a little extra icing on the cake, they decided to change hosts during this process as well.
  • Your Fortress response, Jody, was a helpful bit of frosting on the cake.
  • The standard 1.8 litre motor is a little beauty and the addition of a turbo adds icing on the cake.
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