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TAKE THE CAKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does take the cake mean? 

TAKE THE CAKE (verb)
  The verb TAKE THE CAKE has 1 sense:

1. rank first; used often in a negative context

  Familiarity information: TAKE THE CAKE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAKE THE CAKE (verb)


Sense 1take the cake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rank first; used often in a negative context

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

He takes the cake for chutzpah!

Hypernyms (to "take the cake" is one way to...):

win (be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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