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English definition of “to crown it all”

to crown it all

UK informal
used to say that something is the worst thing to happen in a series of unpleasant events: I had lost my ticket, was soaked to the skin, and, to crown it all, discovered that my purse had been stolen.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of to crown it all from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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