take the biscuit

take the biscuit
take the biscuit (ironic)
To surpass everything else
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Main Entry:biscuit

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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 be, or to become crazy or stupidsynonym
Main entry: biscuit

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take the biscuit
Brit informal : to win the prize
— used to describe something that is extremely surprising, annoying, etc.

I've heard some silly excuses in my time, but this one really takes the biscuit! [=(US) takes the cake]

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Main Entry:biscuit

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take the ˈbiscuit idiom
(BrE) (also take the ˈcake NAmE, BrE) (informal) to be the most surprising, annoying, etc. thing that has happened or that sb has done

You've done some stupid things before, but this really takes the biscuit!

Main entry:biscuitidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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

  • 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 — Vrb phrs. To beat all competition, to take all the honours, usually said ironically or with surprise. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • 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

  • (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 — verb rank first; used often in a negative context He takes the cake for chutzpah! • Hypernyms: ↑win • Verb Frames: Something s Somebody s * * * phrasal : to carry off the prize originally in a cakewalk …   Useful english dictionary

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