cakewalk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cakewalk perform the cakewalk dance
    • n cakewalk an easy accomplishment "winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him","invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk"
    • n cakewalk a strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake
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Usage

In literature:

Instead, this propaganda arm of Point Foundation cakewalked a fine line between impressive brilliance and New Age flakiness.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
So we had no dancing, only a cakewalk.
"London's Underworld" by Thomas Holmes
Miss Mathewson and I are going to do a cakewalk.
"Red Pepper Burns" by Grace S. Richmond
That didn't disturb Myron any, for he cakewalked back to the kitchen for more cream.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
He taught society to play ragtime and to cakewalk.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Put on more style than a nigger at a cakewalk.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
The program can end with buck and wing dancing, jigs and cakewalks.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
In Paris the cakewalk is a thing of misunderstood, misapplied accents.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker
Well, he'll be back on the night train, for to-morrow is the final cakewalk of his old Conference.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
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In news:

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No qualms about '09 cakewalk .
Cakewalk UM-IG, UM-2G, UM-3G, UA-IG.
Lauren Martinez, co-owner of The Cakewalk in Redlands.
The Cakewalk is hoping to help.
Crabbe 's cakewalk sticks in Ducks' craw.
Crabbe's cakewalk sticks in Ducks' craw .
Joe Rotondi knew that it wasn't going to be a cakewalk, taking over the new Union City High School football program, after his former Union Hill squad merged with the former Emerson to start this season.
Check out this story about producer Carmen Rizzo's recent trip to Russia, sent by EQ's friends at Cakewalk.
Maintaining an author blog is no cakewalk.
Table talk no cakewalk for suitors.
Several scenes in the film, including a cakewalk scene, require lots of extras to make up the background.
BEDFORD – Saturday's home game against slumping Salem may have been a cakewalk for Bedford North Lawrence, but Friday night will bring a brand new dance step to the floor.
Forging member relationships with a personal touch isn't always a cakewalk.
A word of warning to Jets fans: If you expect a cakewalk, you might get a pie in the face.
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