if that don't beat all

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if that don't beat all

informal An exclamation of disbelief, as at some surprising, shocking, or amazing occurrence. Well, if that don't beat all! I wasn't expecting to have you here for Christmas!
See also: all, beat, if, that
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If that don't beat all!

 and That beats everything!; Don't that (just) beat all!
Rur. That surpasses everything!; That is amazing!; That takes the cake! (The grammar error, that don't is built into this catchphrase.) Tom: The mayor is kicking the baseball team out of the city. Bill: If that don't beat all! John: Now, here's a funny thing. South America used to be attached to Africa. Fred: That beats everything! John: Yeah.
See also: beat, if, that
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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