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Takes the cake


Amazing or unusual event or situation. There are some children’s games where the winner gets a cake, so to take the cake is to have dominated. Typically, refers to a surprising situation. (Compare to Beyond belief.)

“When she decided to wear a dress made out of sea kelp, I told her that takes the cake!

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