Idiom of the Week – Week 11

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to top it off”:  used to introduce the last event in a series of events; usually the series of events and the final event are negative

Example 1:  My plane was late, my luggage was lost, and to top it off, my laptop stopped working in the middle of my presentation.

Example 2: And to top off a day that had been bad enough already, his car got a flat tyre on his way home.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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