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cap it all

1.
Also, cap it all off. Finish or complete something, as in To cap it all off they served three kinds of dessert.
2.
Surpass or outdo something, as in This last story of Henry's caps them all. Both usages employ cap in the sense of “topping” something. [ First half of 1800s ]
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