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take the biscuit

To be the most disappointing, annoying, shocking, outrageous, or egregious thing to have happened or been done. (Usually said hyperbolically.) But when I found out that he had been reading through my text messages, well, that took the biscuit! The government is using the taxes from the working class to bail out the banks that ruined the economy? That really takes the biscuit!
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Now we all the know the story of how Paul Gascoigne gatecrashed the party in Italia 90 to become one of England's greatest ever players but this is taking the biscuit.
They have taken to Ranelagh but this is taking the biscuit.
Bianca has always been one to please herself, but surely the redheaded firebrand's tawdry affair with mum Carol's latest boyfriend Dan is really taking the biscuit.
Mr Mark, of Coleford, Glos - who denied taking the biscuits - was four times the legal drink drive limit at the time of his death in March.
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