take the biscuit (cake)(Informal)
when something is really bad or annoying.Context:
-Hey, how are you doing? I have heard Jeffery has been quite a challenge lately.
-Hi Pam... I'm okay although I am really tired of Jeffs behaviour recently... He's been really annoying.
-Well I heard about him running away again but what else happened?
-Ha! Running away was the best of it all! Believe it or not, he actually burnt our shed down the other day because he was playing pirates and decided that matches were the only arrows he could use and he aimed at our shed!
-Woah! That's extreme! I mean, all the stories you've been telling about him were crazy but this one... this one just takes the biscuit!
Notes: the American version of this idiom is 'take the cake'.
the American version of this idiom is 'take the cake'.
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