to top it all


chiefly British
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, there was almost no gas left in the tank.

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“To top it all.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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