cupcake (it)

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Tue Apr 4 16:49:00 UTC 2006

Ben, "cupcake" v. was a good find. So good I did an entry for it
today, including a 1991 antedating to your cites, but including many
of yours, too (and credit).

Grant Barrett
gbarrett at

On Apr 3, 2006, at 23:58, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

> "Cupcake (it)" here means 'coast through, do (something) without
> exertion' (cf. similar dessert metaphors: "piece of cake", "cakewalk",
> "pudding", "easy as pie", etc.). Here are some sports-related cites
> from Usenet and other online forums:

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