take the cake Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)
To be particularly bad, objectionable, or egregious.

I've seen bad grammar, but this takes the cake.

Additional definitions for 'take the cake':

take the cakeTo be especially good or outstanding.
See them all »


Find a translation for the take the cake phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to take the cake

Discuss this take the cake phrase with the community:


Use the citation below to add this take the cake definition to your bibliography:


"take the cake." Phrases.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 20 Sep. 2018. <https://www.phrases.net/phrase/take-the-cake_7310>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.