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bite the biscuit

1. To die, break down, or become defunct. We all have to bite the biscuit someday. I drove that truck everywhere for 25 years, but it finally bit the biscuit yesterday.
2. To face up to, undertake, or confront some unpleasant or risky situation, action, or responsibility. You were the only person here when the television broke, so you might as well bite the biscuit and tell me the truth. I guess we'd better bite the biscuit and get this over with.
See also: biscuit, bite

have had the biscuit

To be no longer functional or useful; to be dead or about to perish. Primarily heard in Canada. This old truck has served me well, but after lasting 20 years, it's finally had the biscuit. Despite the doctor's best efforts, it looked as though I'd had the biscuit.
See also: biscuit, have

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!
See also: biscuit, take

air biscuit

A fart. I can't believe you let an air biscuit loose in the car. Now we have to smell it all the way home!
See also: air, biscuit

son of a biscuit

1. slang A mean or unpleasant person, especially a man. A minced oath replacing the profane phrase "son of a bitch." Julie's ex-husband was such a mean son of a biscuit, it's no wonder she divorced him. You gosh-darned son of a biscuit! I'm gonna make you pay for that!
2. slang An emphatic expression of affection or admiration for a man. That son of a biscuit really pulled through for us when we needed him! Why, you old son of a biscuit! I haven't you in a dog's age!
3. slang An inanimate object that is causing one problems or difficulty. My car broke down, and I can't figure out how to fix the son of a biscuit! A: "This stupid son of a biscuit has been giving me problems for weeks!" B: "I think it may be time to just buy a new computer, Tom."
4. slang An exclamation of anger, aggravation, pain, or shock. A: "Son of a biscuit!" B: "What's wrong?" A: "The bank just charged me $50 in withdrawal fees!" Ouch, son of a biscuit! Stubbing your toe is the absolute worst!
See also: biscuit, of, son

son of a sea biscuit

1. slang A mean or unpleasant person, especially a man. A minced oath replacing the profane phrase "son of a bitch." Julie's ex-husband was such a mean son of a sea biscuit, it's no wonder she divorced him. You gosh-darned son of a sea biscuit! I'm gonna make you pay for that!
2. slang An emphatic expression of affection or admiration for a man. That son of a sea biscuit really pulled through for us when we needed him! Why, you old son of a sea biscuit! I haven't you in a dog's age!
See also: biscuit, of, sea, son

son of a biscuit eater

1. slang A mean or unpleasant person, especially a man. A minced oath replacing the profane phrase "son of a bitch." Julie's ex-husband was such a mean son of a biscuit eater, it's no wonder she divorced him. You gosh-darned son of a biscuit eater! I'm gonna make you pay for that!
2. slang An emphatic expression of affection or admiration for a man. That son of a biscuit eater really pulled through for us when we needed him! Why, you old son of a biscuit eater! I haven't you in a dog's age!
3. slang An inanimate object that is causing one problems or difficulty. My car broke down, and I can't figure out how to fix the son of a biscuit eater! A: "This stupid son of a biscuit eater has been giving me problems for weeks!" B: "I think it may be time to just buy a new computer, Tom."
4. slang An exclamation of anger, aggravation, pain, or shock. A: "Son of a biscuit eater!" B: "What's wrong?" A: "The bank just charged me $50 in withdrawal fees!" Ouch, son of a biscuit eater! Stubbing your toe is the absolute worst!
See also: biscuit, eater, of, son

float an air biscuit

slang To fart. I can't believe you floated an air biscuit in the car. Now we have to smell it all the way home!
See also: air, biscuit, float

gorilla biscuits

slang Phencyclidine. Were you guys able to score any gorilla biscuits before the concert?
See also: biscuit, gorilla

son of a sea biscuit

Euph. a person, usually a male. (sometimes a substitute for son of a bitch.) Why, good to see you, you old son of a sea biscuit. You son of a sea biscuit! You make me so mad I could slug you.
See also: biscuit, of, sea, son

take the biscuit

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone or something takes the biscuit, they represent the most extreme example of something stupid or bad. For dirty tricks I can assure you it is the medical practice that really take the biscuit. I've heard some odd things in my time but that took the biscuit. This ban takes the biscuit. The whole idea is ridiculous and bureaucratic and not fair on the children. Note: This expression has a similar origin to `take the cake', which refers to the practice in the past of awarding cakes as prizes in competitions. Compare with take the cake.
See also: biscuit, take

have had the biscuit

be no longer good for anything; be done for. Canadian informal
1994 Equinox I thought I'd had the biscuit. I was more than 12 kilometres from camp, I didn't have a coat…and it was about 40 below.
See also: biscuit, have

take the biscuit (or bun or cake)

be the most remarkable. informal
1925 P. G. Wodehouse Letter Of all the poisonous, foul, ghastly places, Cannes takes the biscuit with absurd ease.
See also: biscuit, take

take the ˈbiscuit

(British English) (also take the ˈcake American English, British English ) (informal) be especially surprising, annoying, etc: Well, that really takes the biscuit! She asks if she can borrow the car, then keeps it for a month!
See also: biscuit, take

air biscuit

n. a breaking of wind; a fart. (see also cut a muffin.) Who is responsible for that air biscuit?
See also: air, biscuit

biscuit

(ˈbɪskət)
n. the head. (see also float an air-biscuit.) She got a nasty little bump on the biscuit.

float an air biscuit

tv. to break wind; to fart. (see also cut a muffin.) Who floated the air biscuit? P.U.
See also: air, biscuit, float

gorilla biscuits

and gorilla pills
n. amphetamines. (Drugs.) Stay away from gorilla biscuits. He’s high on gorilla pills.
See also: biscuit, gorilla

mystic biscuit

n. a chunk of peyote cactus. (Drugs.) Willy thought he got a piece of mystic biscuit, but it was just a moldy raisin.
See also: biscuit

square biscuit

n. a plain, drab, and dull person. Old Roger is a square biscuit and acts like a school marm.
See also: biscuit, square
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