take the biscuit

take the biscuit
expr BrE infml

You take the biscuit! — Ты бесподобен!

That just about takes the biscuit! — Это уж чересчур

You may think your husband is forgetful but John really takes the biscuit in that respect — Ты думаешь, что твой муж все забывает, но ты не знаешь Джона - тот просто спит на ходу

Of all the idiots she takes the biscuit — Таких идиоток, как она, еще поискать надо

You have to work on Saturday? That really takes the biscuit! — Тебе приходится работать в субботу? Ну это уже садизм


Новый англо-русский словарь современной разговорной лексики. - М.:«Русский язык-Медиа» . . 2003.

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  • take the biscuit — (ironic) To surpass everything else • • • Main Entry: ↑biscuit * * * take the biscuit british informal phrase to be the most silly, stupid, or annoying thing in a series of things This latest plan of yours really takes the biscuit! Thesaurus: to …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the biscuit — Ⅰ. ► take the biscuit (or chiefly N. Amer. cake) informal be the most remarkable or foolish of its kind. Main Entry: ↑biscuit Ⅱ. ► take the cake see take the biscuit at BISCUIT(Cf. ↑biscuity) …   English terms dictionary

  • take the biscuit — (UK) If something takes the biscuit, it is the absolute limit …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take the biscuit (or chiefly N. Amer. cake) — informal be the most remarkable or foolish of its kind. → biscuit …   English new terms dictionary

  • take the biscuit — verb a) To be particularly bad, objectionable, or egregious. Ive seen bad grammar, but this takes the biscuit. b) To be of no further use; to be near death. Syn: take the cake …   Wiktionary

  • take the biscuit — (UK)    If something takes the biscuit, it is the absolute limit.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression refers to something very irritating or annoying.     After waiting for an hour, we were told that there were no seats left.… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take the biscuit — British informal to be the most silly, stupid, or annoying thing in a series of things This latest plan of yours really takes the biscuit! …   English dictionary

  • take the biscuit — Vrb phrs. To beat all competition, to take all the honours, usually said ironically or with surprise. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • take the cake — Ⅰ. ► take the biscuit (or chiefly N. Amer. cake) informal be the most remarkable or foolish of its kind. Main Entry: ↑biscuit Ⅱ. ► take the cake see take the biscuit at BISCUIT(Cf. ↑biscuity) …   English terms dictionary

  • (to) take the biscuit — • to add insult to injury, to be even worse than first thought. e.g. I can t believe what he did, that really takes the biscuit ! …   Londonisms dictionary

  • take the cake — verb rank first; used often in a negative context He takes the cake for chutzpah! • Hypernyms: ↑win • Verb Frames: Something s Somebody s * * * phrasal : to carry off the prize originally in a cakewalk …   Useful english dictionary


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