(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 !".

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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 — 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 — 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

  • take the cake — verb a) To be especially good or outstanding. Thanks! You guys take the cake. b) To be particularly bad, objectionable, or egregious. Once the party was over, everyone agreed that Elizabeth and her Har …   Wiktionary

  • take the cake — mainly American to be the worst, most shocking, or most annoying example of something. The usual British expression is take the biscuit I ve heard some ridiculous excuses before, but that takes the cake …   English dictionary

  • The Biscuit Burners — Infobox musical artist Name = The Biscuit Burners Img capt = At the Station Inn, Nashville, May 28, 2008 Image by [http://www.flickr.com/people/13877389@N06 Kim Jenkins] (see below) Background = group or band Origin = flagicon|US Alexandria,… …   Wikipedia

  • have the biscuit — verb To be of no further use; to be near death. Syn: take the biscuit …   Wiktionary

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