Meaning of to cap it all in English:

to cap it all


  • As the final unfortunate incident in a long series.

    ‘she was on edge, her nerves taut, and to cap it all, she could feel the beginnings of a headache’
    • ‘There's more of everything, a plethora of competing versions vying for the user's attention and, to cap it all, the web is so jam-packed with information that it's getting harder by the day to sort the wheat from the chaff.’
    • ‘For Michael, his trainers, his employers and, of course, his family, travelling to South Korea to represent his country was a real thrill - and to cap it all, he came back with a Diploma of Excellence.’
    • ‘And then, to cap it all, I set the video for the Billy Wilder double bill on BBC2, only to see that it's been cancelled on account of the golf from Augusta.’
    • ‘And to cap it all, in spite of the CPS faxing the prison on Friday to say they had dropped the charges because of lack of evidence, he was not released until this Monday.’
    • ‘The hour hadn't been put forward on the station clocks, so they were out of kilter with the displayed arrival times - and to cap it all, we had to wait nearly an hour for our train to York.’
    • ‘And, to cap it all, an almighty savings and pension crisis is brewing.’
    • ‘However, disillusionment with Livingstone's leadership set in, navigating the Zambezi proved impossible and, to cap it all, his wife died in April 1862.’
    • ‘We have violence on the streets, violence on the roads, violence in schools, violence in homes, violence in fêtes and now, to cap it all, violence in the House.’
    • ‘Two goals in the first seven minutes of the second half finished off their Champions League campaign and to cap it all, Alan Smith was sent off in stoppage time.’
    • ‘And to cap it all, the winter of 1962-63 was one of the harshest in living memory.’