taking the cake


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taking the cake

- Once meant literally winning the prize of a cake, awarded in a cakewalk.
See also related terms for prize.
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The winner who was nearest was 10-year-old Chloe Bell, who ended up taking the cake home.
TAKING THE CAKE AMONG the buildings due to immortalised in cake are: Central Bar Theatre Royal The Cluny St Mary's Church The Sage Gateshead Grainger Market The Great North Museum Blackfriars Gateshead Interchange The Discovery Museum Baltic Seven Stories The City Walls Guild Hall Bessie Surtees House
But taking the cake was a conspiracy theory from an Idaho weatherman who may have read one too many James Bond thrillers.

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