that takes the cake

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take the cake

1. To be the worst in a series of negative actions. Primarily heard in US. When I found out he had been reading through my text messages, well, that took the cake! You charged me for the drink you spilled on me? That really takes the cake!
2. To be the best or the most outstanding. Primarily heard in US. You've done some nice murals, but this one takes the cake!
See also: cake, take

that takes the cake

That is the very worst in a series of negative actions or events. Primarily heard in US. When I found out he had been reading through my text messages, well, that took the cake! I dumped him right then and there. You're charged me for the drink you spilled on me? That really takes the cake!
See also: cake, take, that
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Last year, his wife gave a sweet shout out to her two birthday loves , but this time around Wael's Tweet is the one that took the cake, literally.