Friday, January 31, 2014

A cinch

If something is a cinch, it is a piece of cake, a walk in the park, like stealing candy from a baby, child's play, a cakewalk, a picnic, a breeze, no sweat, a snap.

1. Getting the hang of (getting used to) a smart phone is a cinch. Do you think that if someone does not have a smart phone they are missing out? Do you think they are being left behind technologically?

2. I always tell people that learning English (or any language for that matter) is a piece of cake. What attitudes do you think you need to have to be successful at learning English?

3. Climbing Mount Everest or cycling across Brazil is no walk in the park. What is the most difficult physical activity you have ever undertaken?

4. Some people think it is so difficult to play a musical instrument and that you have to be musically talented to do so. I think anything is child's play, as long as you take it one step at a time.

5. When you watch Usain Bolt in the 100m or 200m sprint, he makes it look so effortless - it's as if he were stealing candy from a baby - the way he pulls away from the rest of the runners in the last 30m.

6. It is not a piece of cake studying for your masters or doctorate.

7. "Many hands make light work", is an expression which means that work is a breeze when a number of people are helping with any particular task. I guess that's why teamwork is so important.

8. Tell me something that for you is a cakewalk… that would not necessarily be a cinch for others?


  1. Running the New York Marathon is no walk in the park - though it finishes in Central Park.

  2. Are you speaking from experience? :)

  3. If I say that something is no picnic does it have the same meaning?

  4. Breathing is a cinch, I'm doing it right now