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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
|Sense 1||take the cake [BACK TO TOP]|
Rank first; used often in a negative context
Verbs of fighting, athletic activities
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)
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