to top it all

idiom

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.

Examples of to top it all in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both locations serve a signature sundae meant to please the kid inside you, made with your choice of vegan soft serve, strawberry puree, confetti cookie dough and sprinkles to top it all off. Kayla Samoy, Chicago Tribune, 26 June 2024 It’s been a wild week of earthquakes and April showers, and to top it all off, there’s a total solar eclipse happening tomorrow, April 8. Daniel Donabedian, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2024 What’s more, despite its compact size, each held a full day’s essentials: an SPF stick, a bottle of sunscreen, AirPods, my iPhone, credit cards, cash, my ID, a lip balm, and, to top it all off, a disposable camera. Lauren Dana Ellman, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Mar. 2023 And, to top it all off, his department has an abysmally low clearance rate on property crimes and has become every costlier for cities in Riverside County to contract with. The Editorial Board, Orange County Register, 5 June 2024 The Grammys had Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, and, to top it all off, Céline Dion, who has largely remained out of the public eye amid her ongoing battle with a rare neurological disorder. Zoe Guy, Vulture, 5 Feb. 2024 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, EW.com, 7 May 2024 And to top it all, now he’s changed the Hollywood sign to LVMH. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 5 May 2024

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“To top it all.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20top%20it%20all. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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