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!
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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