to cap it off

idiom

used to indicate a final thing that happened that was even better, worse, etc., than what happened before
The car was filthy when he returned it to me, and to cap it off, there was almost no fuel left in the tank.

Examples of to cap it off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And to cap it off, there may even be a new calculator app. Kyle Barr / Gizmodo, Quartz, 3 May 2024 And to cap it off, Time magazine named her Person of the Year. Brian Contreras, Scientific American, 8 Feb. 2024 Investors are looking to the August jobs report on Friday to cap it off. Eric Wallerstein, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2023 White got Angels catcher Chad Wallach swinging on four pitches, with a 89.3 mile per hour slider to cap it off, to start his outing in the fifth inning. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 14 June 2023 And to cap it off, in September 1905 Einstein derived a consequence of special relativity, an equation that would become the world's most famous: E = mc2. Brian Greene, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015

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“To cap it off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20cap%20it%20off. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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