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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!
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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.
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