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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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Brazil's Byzantine tax structure takes the cake, though, necessitating 2,800 hours each year of paper pushing and calculator punching.
TAKES THE CAKE MoZella remembers getting a Bundt cake for Christmas when she was 12.
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