can't beat that

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(one) can't beat that

One cannot improve upon or surpass something, as in excellence, quality, value, etc. Wow, a whole meal for just $5? Can't beat that! Look at that majestic sunrise! Gosh, you can't beat that.
See also: beat, that

(I) can't beat that.

 and (I) can't top that.
Inf. I cannot do better than that.; I cannot exceed that. Henry: Thatwas really great. I can't beat that. Rachel: Yes, that was really good. "What a great joke! I can't top that," said Kate, still laughing.
See also: beat, that

(You) can't beat that.

 and (You) can't top that.
Inf. No one can do better than that. (This you represents both personal and impersonal antecedents. That is, it means second person singular or plural, and anyone.) Mary: Wow! Look at the size of that lobster! It looks yummy! Bill: Yeah. You can't beat that. I wonder what it's going to cost. "What a view! Nothing like it anywhere! You can't top this!" said Jeff, admiring his room's ocean view.
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And just when you think they can't top that, out come the fireworks, music and projections on the castle which is jaw dropping.
And just when you think they can't top that, out come on the fireworks, music and projections on the castle which is jaw dropping.
But Baillie believes he can't top that achievement and is not motivated enough to go through another punishing training regime in pursuit of Olympic gold in Rio in 2016.
Performing his work was an honour enough, but to hear from the man himself was phenomenal - you just can't top that.
That winter when I came back and we did all the transfer deals, my first game was at Old Trafford in the Cup and you can't top that for a comeback.
Rapidly turning into a modern-day version of Richard Hill and you can't top that.
I led off right after him, and my nerves got going because Jason led off with a home run and you can't top that," Tremblay said.
You can't top that whatever your profession, whether football goalkeeper or bin man - one of the several blue collar jobs Southall did before getting his break in the professional game.
Sometimes even the best play written in the English language in 50 years can't top that.
You can't top that,'' sophomore defensive end Domata Peko said.
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Driving all those fabulous cars - you can't top that.
Well, we can't top that, said her fellow survivors and duly elected Tania president of the Survivors' Network.