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    What does " crown the whole" mean

    Hello, how are you guys doing? I want to know the meaning of the expression " crown the whole" . I read this expression in the book Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

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    Re: What does " crown the whole" mean

    Welcome to the forum, carolyne.

    Please give us a little more context.

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    Re: What does " crown the whole" mean

    "He was quite young, wonderfully handsome, extremely agreeable, and, to crown the whole, he meant to be at the next assembly with a large party". This is a description of Charles Bingley.
    … "to crown the whole" means to add the perfect finishing touch. Informally, to "top it off", "put the icing on the cake".

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