take the biscuit

Definition of take the biscuit

British, informal

  1. —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!

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  any of various hard or crisp dry baked products: such as

    :  cracker

    :  cookie

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