bite the biscuit

1. To die, break down, or become defunct. We all have to bite the biscuit someday.I drove that truck everywhere for 25 years, but it finally bit the biscuit yesterday.
2. To face up to, undertake, or confront some unpleasant or risky situation, action, or responsibility. You were the only person here when the television broke, so you might as well bite the biscuit and tell me the truth.I guess we'd better bite the biscuit and get this over with.
See also: biscuit, bite

have had the biscuit

To be no longer functional or useful; to be dead or about to perish. Primarily heard in Canada. This old truck has served me well, but after lasting 20 years, it's finally had the biscuit.Despite the doctor's best efforts, it looked as though I'd had the biscuit.
See also: biscuit, have

take the biscuit

To be the most disappointing, annoying, shocking, outrageous, or egregious thing to have happened or been done. (Usually said hyperbolically.) But when I found out that he had been reading through my text messages, well, that took the biscuit!The government is using the taxes from the working class to bail out the banks that ruined the economy? That really takes the biscuit!
See also: biscuit, take

son of a sea biscuit

Euph. a person, usually a male. (sometimes a substitute for son of a bitch.) Why, good to see you, you old son of a sea biscuit. You son of a sea biscuit! You make me so mad I could slug you.
See also: biscuit, of, sea, son

take the cake

  (British, American & Australian) alsotake the biscuit (British & Australian)
if you say that something someone has said or done takes the cake, you mean that it was very bad, and even worse than things they have said or done before She's been opening my letters - that really takes the cake!
See take into account, take a back seat, take the bad with the good, swallow the bait, pick up the ball and run, draw a bead on, get the bit between teeth, take a blind bit of notice, take on board, bear the brunt of, be centre stage, take it on the chin, take to the cleaner's, take the cloth, carry coals to Newcastle, take it easy, Take it easy!, can't take eyes off, take at face value, take the fall for, take fancy, I take the Fifth, Take five!, take in good part, accept as gospel, take for granted, take it for granted, catch off guard, I take my hat off to, take it into head, take heart, take to heart, take the heat off, take to heels, take kindly to, take a knock, take the law into own hands, take a leaf out of book, take a leak, take liberties, take the liberty of, blow the lid off, take life in hands, take lumps, take lying down, take matters into own hands, take the mick, take mind off, take name in vain, take no for an answer, can't stand the pace, take part, Take a pew, take your pick, take a piece out of, take the piss, sign the pledge, take the plunge, take pot luck, take a powder, take no prisoners, I'll take a rain check, take the rap, take it as read, take over the reins, take for a ride, take root, take a running jump!, take with a pinch of salt, take a shine to, take the shine off, pick up the slack, take a stand, take the sting out of, take by storm, take in stride, take to task, take by the throat, take a turn for the worse, take umbrage, take the wind out of sails, take under wing, take at word, take word for it, take the words out of mouth, take the wraps off, take the wrong way
See also: cake, take

take the cake

Be the most outstanding in some respect, either the best or the worst. For example, That advertising slogan really took the cake, or What a mess they made of the concert-that takes the cake! This expression alludes to a contest called a cakewalk, in which a cake is the prize. Its figurative use, for something either excellent or outrageously bad, dates from the 1880s.
See also: cake, take

air biscuit

n. a breaking of wind; a fart. (see also cut a muffin.) Who is responsible for that air biscuit?
See also: air, biscuit


n. the head. (see also float an air-biscuit.) She got a nasty little bump on the biscuit.

float an air biscuit

tv. to break wind; to fart. (see also cut a muffin.) Who floated the air biscuit? P.U.
See also: air, biscuit, float

gorilla biscuits

and gorilla pills
n. amphetamines. (Drugs.) Stay away from gorilla biscuits.He’s high on gorilla pills.
See also: biscuit, gorilla

mystic biscuit

n. a chunk of peyote cactus. (Drugs.) Willy thought he got a piece of mystic biscuit, but it was just a moldy raisin.
See also: biscuit

square biscuit

n. a plain, drab, and dull person. Old Roger is a square biscuit and acts like a school marm.
See also: biscuit, square

take the cake

1. To be the most outrageous or disappointing.
2. To win the prize; be outstanding.
See also: cake, take

Common Names:

Zelda (1)-Yiddish
Gabriellagah-BRYEL-lah (Italian), GAWB-ree-el-law (Hungarian), ga-bree-EL-ə (English), gah-bree-EL-lah (Swedish)Italian, Hungarian, English, Swedish
CaitlynKAYT-linEnglish (Modern)