Biscuit

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Biscuit

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 1,000 pounds. The term gained currency in the gambling industry as 1,000-pound chips are larger than others, looking like biscuits or cookies.
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News that AIB is to take 80 VIPs on a "sevenstar" all-expenses paid trip to America really takes the biscuit when it plans to hit business customers with even more charges.
THERE have been many silly compensation awards but the latest pay-out to a nurse takes the biscuit.
I KNOW that we in Ireland have our own share of scandals and unfairness, but I think Britain's Lord Chancellor Derry Irvine takes the biscuit.
Tunnock gets a CBE now that really takes the biscuit.
It really takes the biscuit, though, when you hear of a major Irish company found guilty of polluting ground water and land with hazardous waste and dangerous practices.
When it comes to the biggest advert for never going foreign again, Bungling Berti takes the biscuit.
CHRISTINE Evans's favourite heirloom takes the biscuit it's Britain's oldest loaf.
Now I have read some barmy books in my day, but this one really takes the biscuit.
Football is full of managers who make cheap excuses when their team play badly but Hetherston takes the biscuit.
IF like me you've had it up to HERE with Christmas TV ads, the one that really takes the biscuit this year is the one about Whiskas cat food.
But not voting because something has got up their nose, even when they acknowledge that things are better takes the biscuit.
Football is full of managers who make cheap excuses when their team plays badly but Hetherston takes the biscuit.