a cake to kill someone for

slovac

Senior Member
Could I ask, please image a situation that I ate a fantastic cake. I like it too much. I would like to express that in order to obtain the cake, I would be able to kill someone.

Can I say?

a cake to kill someone for

Thank you
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Using "a cake to die for" is normal, slovac. If you feel the need to be creative, I suppose you could say "That was a cake worth killing somebody for". However, that isn't an ordinary thing to say. If you insist on using it or something similar, don't be surprised if your listener is confused.
     

    heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I'm not sure about the cake, but I can imagine saying something like 'I'd kill for the recipe of that cake'.

    About the cake, however, I might say 'It's a cake to die for!'.


    Cross-posted.
     

    Arkalai

    Senior Member
    English- British
    That doesn't really make sense. The best alternative I can think of is:
    I'd kill for that cake.
    ... which isn't in the same sense as you said, exactly, but this definitely is the most natural.

    To say:
    a cake which I would kill for
    does make sense but seems unnatural.

    A similar and common English phrase related to this is saying something is "to die for".
    a cake to die for
     
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