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    Im trying to help my step daughter out with her home work. Im really not to familiar with idioms like "take the cake" now i need to know the literal meaning and the accepted meaning. Can you give me an example please there was no exapmle giving!

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    Re: idioms

    take the cake
    Be the most outstanding in some respect, either the best or the worst. For example, That advertising slogan really took the cake, or What a mess they made of the concert--that takes the cake! This expression alludes to a contest called a cakewalk, in which a cake is the prize. Its figurative use, for something either excellent or outrageously bad, dates from the 1880s.

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