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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But the 3-0 home defeat last time by a West Ham side that didn't have a striker surely takes the biscuit - and makes it hard to swallow the Evens away win here.
PAMELA Anderson's choice of fella has always been a bit dodgy - but her latest "date" really takes the biscuit.
WE'VE heard of mistaken identity, but this takes the biscuit.
WE have heard of some daft laws in these past years since 1997, but the court ruling that allows soldiers with no kit or faulty kit to sue the Ministry of Defence because their human rights may have been infringed, takes the biscuit.
Bob has had some astonishing excuses for past political and electoral disasters, but this takes the biscuit.
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.
The aptly-named Professor Emilio Garibaldi takes the biscuit with his comment: "This may sound ridiculous, but it works.
I have heard some excuses about players not being available for matches, but this one takes the biscuit.
But the sister-in-law's real life episode takes the biscuit.
SUBARU have always had a bit of a reputation for churning out ugly brutes but this space-age monster takes the biscuit.
WHEN it comes to utterly nonsensical surveys, the National Trust this week takes the biscuit.
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