Idiom: takes the cake
Idiom: (something) takes the cake
- an extreme example of something (e.g., especially good, bad or shocking)
- All of her boyfriends are rich but the millionaire businessman she’s dating right now takes the cake.
- My brothers say many things I cannot repeat but when my sister watches football her swearing takes the cake
- As a teacher, I've heard some crazy excuses for missing class but having to attend your iPhone's funeral takes the cake.
- We've seen some terrible hoarding situations but 225 dogs in an efficiency apartment really takes the cake. How did no one hear these animals from the other apartments?
- There were so many good performances this evening but Sandra's piano solo really took the cake.
- My son has had temper tantrums before but his antics on the bus this afternoon really took the cake. I was so embarrassed when the bus driver made us get off.
- I've had pimples before but this one on my nose really takes the cake. I really hope someone can edit it out of my senior picture.
- There's some really great costumes but yours takes the cake. Congratulations.
- My husband loves tiramisu and yours really takes the cake. Would you share the recipe?
- This candidate's portfolio takes the cake. Look at these incredible portraits of people from all around the world.
- It's understandable for companies to make employees use a time clock but requiring workers to to get chips implanted in their wrists to track attendance takes a cake.
- I thought my brother had a large comic book collection but yours takes the cake.
- Our previous hotel was very nice but this resort really takes the cake!
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