One of my colleagues is a very hard worker, he made software that was required by his counterparts, he got a very awesome response from the other side.

But our manager wrote the following statement in his email:

About Sam, yes indeed I agree fully, and icing being this work done was done in whiff

I understood that this is a positive response for him, but I didn't understand the words like icing being this work and was done in whiff.

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    Neither part of this conveys anything at all to me. Having read Mick's answer, I can see that might be the intent; but as far as I'm concerned this is not English, it's gibberish.
    – Colin Fine
    Dec 18 '16 at 10:48
  • This looks like the results of really bad auto-correct or speech-to-text software.
    – John Feltz
    Dec 18 '16 at 16:57

"Icing" probably means "the icing on the cake", and "done in a whiff" probably means "done very quickly", although the usual idiom is "done in a jiffy" [BrE].

the icing on the cake

something that makes a good situation even better:

  • I was just content to see my daughter in such a stable relationship but a grandchild, that really was the icing on the cake.

jiffy noun

a very short time:

  • I'll be with you in a jiffy.
  • I've just got to fetch some books from upstairs - I won't be a jiffy (= I'll be very quick).

Cambridge Dictionary


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