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    Post Doesn’t it take the cake

    In the sentence below, what does "take the cake" mean?

    Doesn’t it take the cake for a French leader to talk about intervention in the Lebanese political process?

    P.S. The sentence above is just to illustrate my question. If it has a more general meaning, I would like to know.

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    Default Re: Doesn’t it take the cake

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    In the sentence below, what does "take the cake" mean?

    Doesn’t it take the cake for a French leader to talk about intervention in the Lebanese political process?

    P.S. The sentence above is just to illustrate my question. If it has a more general meaning, I would like to know.
    I don't know the origins of this expression, there is a similar one "To take the biscuit.", but it means that it is hypocritical of a French leader to talk about intervention in Lebanon because historically the French have never stopped intervening in Lebanese politics.

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    Default Re: Doesn’t it take the cake

    The origins are obscure, but basically seem to indicate that taking the cake/biscuit meant that someone had won or achieved something> Take the cake

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