Biscuit

(redirected from takes the biscuit)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to takes the biscuit: takes the cake, took the biscuit

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.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
JANET Forse takes the biscuit. The property developer, 49, is suing a dating agency to court for 'failing to use reasonable care and skill' in finding her a mate.
But it takes the biscuit to hear that there are moves afoot to change our patron saint.
What we achieved was down to determination, skill, 100% commitment and excellent management and for a supposed expert to criticise us for achieving what we did, on such a limited budget, just takes the biscuit.
In fact, his behaviour takes the biscuit." The row comes after Mr Pickles last week said Government ministers had been banned from eating taxpayerfunded biscuits.
ANONYMOUS of Blaydon's letter regarding charity beginning at home really takes the biscuit. How can anyone compare the floods of Carlisle with the terrible devastation and huge loss of life with the people of the Philippines?
Huddersfield has lost much more than its fair share of grand buildings and heritage thanks to previous council idiocy but this one takes the biscuit. We must be the laughing stock of West Yorkshire!
We've all heard of the basic soldier on the frontline wearing the wrong boots etc, but this takes the biscuit!
Bob has had some astonishing excuses for past political and electoral disasters, but this takes the biscuit. Why didn't he stand up against this negative campaigning two years ago when similar dross was circulated?
Fall the crackpot ideas we have heard lately, giving smokers paid leave to kick the habit takes the biscuit.
But it really takes the biscuit to hear that there are moves afoot to change our patron saint.
When it comes to blots on the landscape, there is one structure in particular that takes the biscuit, the brickbats and the rest.
Full browser ?