take the biscuit
Vrb phrs. To beat all competition, to take all the honours, usually said ironically or with surprise. Informal

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  • take the biscuit — (ironic) To surpass everything else • • • Main Entry: ↑biscuit * * * take the biscuit british informal phrase to be the most silly, stupid, or annoying thing in a series of things This latest plan of yours really takes the biscuit! Thesaurus: to …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the biscuit — Ⅰ. ► take the biscuit (or chiefly N. Amer. cake) informal be the most remarkable or foolish of its kind. Main Entry: ↑biscuit Ⅱ. ► take the cake see take the biscuit at BISCUIT(Cf. ↑biscuity) …   English terms dictionary

  • take the biscuit — (UK) If something takes the biscuit, it is the absolute limit …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take the biscuit — verb a) To be particularly bad, objectionable, or egregious. Ive seen bad grammar, but this takes the biscuit. b) To be of no further use; to be near death. Syn: take the cake …   Wiktionary

  • take the biscuit — (UK)    If something takes the biscuit, it is the absolute limit.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression refers to something very irritating or annoying.     After waiting for an hour, we were told that there were no seats left.… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take the biscuit — British informal to be the most silly, stupid, or annoying thing in a series of things This latest plan of yours really takes the biscuit! …   English dictionary

  • take the biscuit (or chiefly N. Amer. cake) — informal be the most remarkable or foolish of its kind. → biscuit …   English new terms dictionary

  • take the biscuit or cake —  Surpass everything (usu. in effrontery, unpleasantness, etc.) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • (to) take the biscuit — • to add insult to injury, to be even worse than first thought. e.g. I can t believe what he did, that really takes the biscuit ! …   Londonisms dictionary

  • take the cake — Ⅰ. ► take the biscuit (or chiefly N. Amer. cake) informal be the most remarkable or foolish of its kind. Main Entry: ↑biscuit Ⅱ. ► take the cake see take the biscuit at BISCUIT(Cf. ↑biscuity) …   English terms dictionary

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