cakewalk cakewalk

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake
  2. (n) an easy accomplishment
  3. (v) perform the cakewalk dance

Usage(s):

  1. Ricks gets his most damning recollections from the military officers whose warnings that Iraq would be no cakewalk were brushed aside by civilian bosses.
  2. Combining digital-age technology with old-fashioned shoe leather, the Illinois Senator first rallied Iowa students to cancel Clinton's cakewalk.
  3. Unlike its cakewalk in the online music business, however, Apple will probably face a fierce battle over films.

News

  1. What do the Cardinals do when rain threatens a delay?

    The St. Louis Cardinals host the Chicago Cubs for the first time at this season , and although these two clubs may be separated by 15 games in the standings Cardinal fans should not expect a cakewalk in this four game set.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KSDK St. Louis

  2. ‘Man of Steel’ Shoulders Quest to Lift DC to Marvel Level

    In Warner Bros .’ “Man of Steel,” Superman tries to save the world from powerful villains. His real-life task is no cakewalk either: Turn the studio’s DC Comics into a hit factory like Walt Disney Co. (DIS) ’s Marvel.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Attention, Capital-Hungry Entrepreneurs: New UNH Research Can Help 'Show You the Money'

    To continue building their companies, growth entrepreneurs depend on short-term, liquid sources of debt financing such as bank loans, even though winning a thumbs-up from bankers is no cakewalk. Yet University of New Hampshire researchers have shed new light on how entrepreneurs can influence their creditworthiness.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

Quotes

  1. "Wow is all I can say," Steve Cauthen, who rode Affirmed, said by telephone from Kentucky. "He looks pretty special. It was like a cakewalk for him. The important thing to me is he keeps passing all the tests."
    on May 16, 2007 By: Steve Cauthen Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "I come from Chicago politics," Obama said. "We're accustomed to rough and tumble. I don't expect this to be a cakewalk."
    on Jan 9, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  3. "I don't underestimate the political abilities of the opposition," said Dodd. "Anyone who assumes this is just going to be a cakewalk, I think is mistaken.
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Chris Dodd Source: Forbes

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