to top it (all) off


used to indicate a final thing that happened that was even better, worse, etc., than what happened before
The car was filthy when she returned it to me, and to top it (all) off, there was almost no gas left in the tank.

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Recent Examples on the Web Boebert had no political experience, even less money — and, to top it all off, former President Donald Trump had endorsed Tipton. Kaleigh Rogers, ABC News, 10 May 2024 And to top it all off, the Instagram clip sees Fineman’s Wintour inspecting the Met Gala red carpet. Shania Russell,, 7 May 2024 The Grammys had Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, and to top it all off, Celine Dion, who has largely remained out of the public eye amid her ongoing battle with a rare neurological disorder. Vulture, 5 Feb. 2024 Or opt for the Top Shelf Margarita made with Patrón tequila and Grand Marnier, with the option to top it off with Grand Marnier or Hennessy. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 21 Feb. 2024 And, to top it all off, Hunt found that the API returned the 2FA code used to sign in to someone’s account, as well as the reset tokens generated to help a user change a forgotten password. Emma Roth, The Verge, 5 Feb. 2024 With a corn muffin base, a layer of slightly-spicy chicken tamale mixture, and cilantro, sour cream, and bubbling, golden cheese to top it all off, this pie is a stunning main dish fit for any occasion. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 13 Dec. 2023 And to top it off, the Grateful Dead have a partnership with Rhino that ensures these many album releases are produced with care, love, and respect for both the band’s music and legacy, and the Dead Heads themselves. Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 6 Feb. 2024 The quarter didn’t end until the 49ers completed a three-and-out hat trick, then, to top it off, muffed the Chiefs’ end-of-quarter punt that bounced off Luter and wasn’t corralled by McCloud. 9. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024

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“To top it (all) off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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