One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
As the final event in a series of particularly fortunate or unfortunate events.‘it was cold and raining, and, to crown it all, we had to walk home’
- ‘At the end, to crown it all, there was a meal with the very best of food and drink.’
- ‘There was, of course, no honeymoon, and to crown it all a telegram arrived at the end of the week recalling my new husband to his unit because the posting had been cancelled.’
- ‘And to crown it all, new lights were installed on the Bowers Walk last Tuesday, between the bridge on Bridge Street and the footbridge further up the walk.’
- ‘And to crown it all, if the chef's team does not get it right, he tells his head waiter to close the restaurant.’
- ‘And to crown it all, the singer made a surprise appearance on stage.’
- ‘And then, to crown it all, the ‘DJ’ decided to do a sound check.’
- ‘And just to crown it all, when I walked in I was hit by a wall of heat coming from my desk.’
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