to take the biscuit

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - take the biscuit

"to take the biscuit"

to be outstanding;

to win the prize


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - take the biscuit

"to take the biscuit"

to be the most outrageous or disappointing;

to be very bad


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - take the biscuit

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you decided on which smartphone you are going to buy?

Friend 2:  I reviewed all the popular phones and compared features and prices and have found the best one.

Friend 1:  Tell me, then, which one takes the biscuit?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - take the biscuit

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was your date last night?

Friend 2:  You won't believe it. First, the guy asks me out on a date. Then he picks me up in a taxi. When we arrive at the restaurant, he asks me to pay for the taxi.  And to top it all off, when the check arrives for the meal, he asks me to pay for that, too.

Friend 1:  Doesn't that take the biscuit!

to take the biscuit - Usage:


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to take the biscuit - Gerund Form:

Taking the biscuit means you have done well.

Taking the biscuit, his behavior was terrible.

to take the biscuit - Examples:

1)  ... of a liar and an idiot they are, I mean that really takes the biscuit.

2)  Christina takes the biscuit for most prepared. She drove overnight from St. Louis and camped out starting at ...

3)  You have said some stupid things in the past, but this takes the biscuit.

4)  I've seen some stupid posts but your's truly takes the biscuit! Are you really stupid or just pretending?

5)  ... more fun, Vegas or Disney World with my family... Disney World takes the biscuit! To watch my kids with that much excitement and joy, makes me one ...

6)  This, however, takes the biscuit. There is a definite difference between eye-grabbing headlines and cruel and unusual description.

7)  ... understand most of the other titles in the game, but this one takes the biscuit as the most vague one out there.

8)  ... many different bike companies, that include carbon and titanium frames, this takes the biscuit. Price and component mix are excellent.

9)  Twitter definitely takes the biscuit when it comes to the value that it provides businesses.

10)  These were extremely savvy moves. But the Yohan Blake sponsorship takes the biscuit, nothing short of a marketing coup.

11)  He's definitely the winner in my book. Hell take the biscuit for sure!

12)  But the multijunction compound semiconductors take the biscuit for being ultra-expensive and ultra-efficient.

13)  First, when it comes to performance, rechargeable batteries take the biscuit.

14)  And California will probably take the biscuit for dumb and dumber voters!

15)  These earrings take the biscuit, everything from business casual to evening wear! These are lovely!

16)  ... particular extended family member had always been a very odd bod but this took the biscuit. It's a wonder she didn't have another heart attack! 

17)  Greg once again took the biscuit in this category as the only rider to hospitalise himself.

18)  The other day took the biscuit for pure grossness.

19)  It was Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, however, who took the biscuit as the crowd favorite.

20)  But the email that appeared in my inbox two weeks ago took the biscuit. It exuded pure charm in its florid Dickensian prose.